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Phone Number: 225081000
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To make transportation in the city easier, in 2004 they opened this funicular, to get down in 3 minutes from the upper city to the Ponte I. Luis bridge. You can take great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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Porto, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Short but interesting trip from the top of the city to the river level - Perfect for people in wheelchairs to get down the otherwise slightly precarious side of the valley

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Its a short Fenicular ride up to Batalha Sq. euro 2.50 for the two to three minute journey. not really cheap, but will save your legs and the climb. you get a quick chance to grab a few snaps. i waited about 10 minutes in a que to get on. At times when ive walked passed it seemed to be... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We were tired and really didn't want to walk up to the top of Porto, so it was practical bit really nothing of interest. We waited a long time and there was nothing exciting or of added value to the ride.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This a great way to get from the Ribeira to Batalha Square where our hotel was located. There is not usually a line up but it can get crowded in the car. $2.50 Euro each way. Which is enough but those streets are pretty steep...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This short funicular ride (EUR 2.50 per way/person) is an easy way to get back to the centre of town from the banks off the river and avoids the steep climb by foot. .

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Warsaw, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Buy your ticket (2.5 Euro) and take a trip up the hill. Once will be enough. The trip is about 60 seconds. Enjoy the views. The uphill stop will get you the old tram going from Batalha to Carmo.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We took this up after visiting some wineries....It was a nice break from the hilly and hot day! Kinda expensive for a quick trip, but provides a nice view of the river and city.

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

To make transportation in the city easier, in 2004 they opened this funicular, to get down in 3 minutes from the upper city to the Ponte I. Luis bridge. You can take great pictures from the funicular.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

It is surely a funicular running a very small route so I was not convinced if it was a great investment. I doubt even the locals use it, so it must be great for tourists in a hurry who cannot be bothered to walk this distance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This was an inexpensive yet genuine Porto experience. Tons of photo ops starting from the old Batalha fortress at the top and on down to the ride itself and the river walk level below.

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