Cable car


The travel entails approximately 300 meters, experienced in a 2 and a half minutes downward travel, along the coast of the huge cliff down to Fajã dos Padres. Through the cable car panoramic windows visitors can enjoy each minute of the descent; admire the southern coast of Madeira all the way to Ponta do Sol, the small bay and fertile ground of Fajã which gets nearer every second or, simply, enjoy the view of the sea as far as the sight beholds.

The Fajã dos Padres cable car distances 28.5 km from the airport, about 10km from Funchal, and less than 6 km from Ribeira Brava.

Operating time

  • Summer
    Everyday from 10:00 to 19:00
  • Winter
    Everyday, from 10:00 to 18:00.

Entrance fee

  • 12 €
  • Free access for children up to 11 years of age. 
  • Free access to the guests staying at Faja dos Padres houses.

Getting there

Access to the upper base of the cable car is done through road Padre António Dinis Henriques. 

From Funchal or from the airport, follow VR1 and exit at Km 6, on exit number 3 indicating Cabo Girão / Quinta Grande. 

Turn left, heading south, and go straight ahead until the end of road Padre António Dinis Henriques. An arrow on the highway will point to this direction.

There are some parking places at the end of the road.

GPS coordinates

latitude:   32.6570014953613

longitude: -17.024999618530273

Terms and conditions

  • It is only allowed to carry hand luggage.
  • No pets are allowed.


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