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Funicular dos Guindais

Address: Porto, Portugal
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Ranked #33 of 133 things to do in Porto
Type: Lookouts, Sights & Landmarks
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Itzehoe
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71 reviews 71 reviews
39 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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115 reviews 115 reviews
70 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Porto, Portugal
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69 reviews 69 reviews
17 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is by not an "attraction". It is a means of transportation really. The view is nice but the best is just the smooth and fast way to get down or up the hill.

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Albany, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Cool the first time but gets old after a while. There are stairs on a side street that lead down to the port- they go past the local houses and it is very interesting to see.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This takes you up the very steep hill with some outstanding views of the bridge and river. Queue time was only minutes and the althought the price isn't that cheap it's worth doing if you want to avoid the hike up the steps. Unfortunately our ride was ruined slightly by an English buffoon who decided to mock a disabled person,... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

If you end up on the Gaia side if the Douro then this is a great way to get back or if you're staying in Gaia the return ticket may be worth it. A bit pricey at 8 euro return per person but what made that worth the money was a free port tasting at Quevedo Port testing rooms, which... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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85 reviews 85 reviews
43 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We did not plan to take the funicular but decided to take it on our way up. The ride was short but interesting. You get to see the Ponte Luiz I bridge at a different angle. Nice experience.

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Holbrook, New York
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225 reviews 225 reviews
97 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We were also wrongly charged while having a valid Andante card but that may have been because the gate was "supposedly" broken and could not take any cards that day. Either way, the confusion and the way tickets were handled when we were there appeared pretty suspicious to us. It is however a good shortcut to save on the legs... More 

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