Monte is a small suburb of Funchal at 500 meters above sea level, a refuge, at least until the end of the 1800s, for the aristocratic families of the island during the hottest summers. Above all, the care with which the neighborhood is maintained stands out. To absolutely visit the Jardim Tropical Monte Palace and the Parque Municipal do Monte, an unprecedented immersion in the greenery and culture of the area. Most people reach Monte via the Teleferico do Funchal, a spectacular cable car starting from the Zona Velha. To get off, the funniest way is to take the Carrihos, wicker sleds pulled downhill by two drivers with a characteristic straw hat.