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Funicular dos Guindais

Porto, Portugal
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Ranked #21 of 70 attractions in Porto
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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

When we were spending approx 10 hours on our feet walking around all day, sitting down enjoying the view was very welcome,albeit brief! We got on the cable car having been on a tour to Churchills,which then took us up the hill to the top tier of the bridge. Added bonus was a free glass of port with the purchase... More

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La Rochelle, France
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10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

It's a really short trip. Some people can get a decent view as the cabin goes up or down, but since the funicular is rather overcrowded, it's hard to be sure you can get a place with a view. After a day of walking along both sides of the river, tasting some wine, your legs should be very tired and... More

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Lambertville, New Jersey
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154 reviews 154 reviews
29 attraction reviews
226 helpful votes 226 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Having walked miles around Porto, then taken the tram to the Cortes Ingles department store (for supplies) over in Gaia, the tram was a fun way to descend from the Dom Luis's heights back to the ship that was docked in Gaia. There was a free tasting offer with the rather expensive one way ticket but never managed to find... More

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Zaragoza, Spain
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16 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

At the moment I don’t feel like writing reviews for every place I’ve been to, I just want to keep track of them. The ranking does reflect how I actually feel about the place though. So this is my auto-response for all the review forms for places I’ve been to.

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Hobart, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This fun, funicular lets you take a ride up or down to the Douro riverside in Porto. It is well worth the couple of Euros to save your tired legs at the end of the day. It makes going down to the river for a drink or dinner just so easy. Great views of the river, bridge and the port... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I guess that is what it's there for but not really a tourist event in my view. Very good for saving time and tired legs though

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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39 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

From Av. Diogo Leite we wanted to get back to to the upper deck of the Luis bridge (see separate review) in order to take the train from Metro Morro station to Casa Da Musica . We bought tickets for the Funicular . The tickets included a promotional pass for Port wine tasting at the neighboring Quevedo Port Wine Cellars... More

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Montebello, NY
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27 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

After walking all day, and tasting a few Ports across the river, it was nice to not have to climb a hill. It was in a good location if one is coming over the bridge and puts you in an ok location on top. Not as fun as the old ones in Lisbon.

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Essex England
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Worth a visit. You get good views of the Ponta Luis opposite for photographs and it's cheaper than taking the steps if you factor in the cost of refreshments after the climb! Handy for the Station. Takes two or three minutes.

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Barcelona, Spain
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119 reviews 119 reviews
12 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Ignore all the "it's too expensive for what it is" and "save your pennies and walk" comments - these reviewers clearly do this sort of thing every day. If the prospect of a wonderful and fun trip for very little money is your cup of tea, enjoy the Funicular dos Guindais! It's a very short ride - only a few... More

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