Monte Serrat, Santos

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Mountain · Nature / Park
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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  • So, we didn't use the funicular to go up. My brother-in-law has a friend that lives in the Morro, and so we were granted free entry. The way up was interesting, to say the least. Just don't do it on.....  more »
  • The funicular ride to the top saves walking up 450 steps for a great view over Santos. There's a little unimpressive chapel but nothing other than the panoramic view.  more »
  • 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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