Carro de Cesto: The traditional transport in Funchal

CAR BASKET OR “CARRO DE CESTOS”

Every year there are thousands of people who are left fascinated by the experience of sliding at high speed on traditional and unique ” Cars Cart ” , mainly tourists visiting the region.

Carro de Cesto

Carro de Cesto

This type of car emerged around 1850 in Funchal . These cars are made by hand , with wicker and wood , and have two seats . Are driven and controlled by two paths (the name given to people who maneuver this car ) , dressed in white and wearing straw hat on head skillfully use own boots with thick rubber soles , like brakes, as well as control the speed of the car with the help of ropes .
The journey between Funchal and Monte ( up to Deliverance ) , develops a distance of about 2 km and takes place in about 10 minutes , providing its users moments of pure emotion and adrenaline , reaching a maximum of 80 km / h .
One above all for those who experience visit us.

Carro De Cesto


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