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Monumento ao Carreiro do Monte

Monument for the basket car pilots of Monte

Ricardo Velosa

Funchal /  Monumento ao Carreiro do Monte   Funchal /  Monumento ao Carreiro do Monte


Bronze relief of a basket car with a pilot.


Ricardo | Jorge | 1992


In 1850, the residents of Monte created an innovative method of moving rapidly between Monte and Funchal. These carros de cesto (literally, English: basket cars), baskets with seats on wooden skis which were slid the inclined streets of Monte, guided by two pilots from behind, began operating in the late 19th century to descend the three kilometres to Funchal.

The monument was inaugurated 14 August 1992..

Funchal - Monumento ao Carreiro do Monte


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Location (N 32°40'35" - W 16°54'9")

Item Code: ptma087; Photograph: 10 January 2014
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