Monte Serrat, Santos

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To reach the top of Monte Serrat, the second highest mountain in Santos, you can take a ride in a funicular cable car, or climb the 415 steps, which have depictions of the Stations of the Cross at intervals. Once up, you take the stairs to the roof of an old casino-turned-observatory, and at an altitude of 167 m (548 ft), you get a spectacular 360-degree bird’s-eye view of the entire city and harbor. Inside the building, original furnishings remain from when the casino was functional, and there is a collection of old photographs for you to get a true sense of what “old” Santos was like. Also at the top, you will see the Shrine of Our Lady of Monte Serrat, built in 1609, to honor the patron saint of Santos. Once a year, there is "Descida das Escadas de Santos", where you join the locals on a descent of the mountain, via the steps, stopping for food and drink along the way. Steeped in tradition, it is a lively and highly memorable spectacle. Use our Santos sightseeing planner to add Monte Serrat and other attractions to your Santos vacation plans.
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  • The value is a little salty (42 reais per person) and seniors pay half, but the ticket gives discount in other places in Santos (São Vicente cable car, Orchidario, Café Museum...) Funicular rise is already cool MT! Arriving there has 1 cafeteria and a small toy library p the children. You can visit the Church of Monte Serrat and admire the view of the whole city! Must! The House of machines gives p see, but can not enter... has 1 staircase q TBM gives 1 view of the city (no elevator) very nice location Q recommend!
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  • The history of the funicular, the view of the city was part of the tour, but I consider it very expensive, especially for families (40 reais per person) and up there only takes half a dozen photos and back. I wouldn't come back
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  • Of all the sights of the city of Santos (at least the ones I have visited) the Monte Serrat is my favorite. The climb of the tram and the view of the city from above is pretty cool.
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  • Peripheral Visao of the Portuaria city... Too beautiful...
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