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Funicular dos Guindais

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Better than the steep climb up

It was easier to take the Funicular then walking up to the town it brings you up to a straighter level plus the view is great

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

It was easier to take the Funicular then walking up to the town it brings you up to a straighter level plus the view is great

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

For only 2.50euros this isn't a bad way to get to the top of the bridge over the river. Offers decent views back across to the opposite side of the bank as well as the Port Houses.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

It's a good way to easy get back up. 2,5 is the price tag though and the view is not that special. Let's say it's okay and a opportunity to get back up on the hill and our the bridge...

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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65 attraction reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Lots of people going up - just a few riding down At 2.5€ try it once. From the Ribeira it saves the steep climb from the Douro River and gives great views of the Bridge and Vila Nova de Gaia - very briefly though. We were staying in the Batalha area so it was convenient. Ought to be cheaper

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

It's a very nice experience to take this furnicular and also if you are tired of walking from the downtown to uptown this is the easiest solution!

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Cambridgeshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Planned our outing to end with a trip on the funicular railway, but on 5th March it was not running.... Sign saying Entrance 10m down road but door locked. No signs saying that it wasn't running either in Portugeses or English. 215 steps to the top was a long long long trek to get back to our hotel. Locals also... More 

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Itzehoe
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51 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We bought the two-way ticket for 8 Euros and the view was almost just like from the bridge. It was relaxing not having to walk up and down the hill after the port-wine tastings!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It is fun to go up and down and the view. It is only a little ride but is very nice I did enjoy it. That day was very hot.

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

A very different kind of Funicular. 2.5 euros each way per person so I would only do it one way. It you want to get to the top of the bridge you need to walk down the road a bit, it is not right next to the bridge, but it is not far.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Since we are staying in Riberia, we purchased the Adante card specifically to use the Funicular. We were refused when presented our Adante cards and had to pay 2 Euro.

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