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Funicular dos Guindais

Porto, Portugal
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Ranked #23 of 73 Attractions in Porto
Type: Lookouts, Landmarks
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Porto, Portugal
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69 reviews 69 reviews
18 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
43 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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216 reviews 216 reviews
96 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Nothink special, it's just a fast way to go to the upper side of the city. But if you have time and good legs try to climb the stairs at the left side. You are going to see a lot of traditional houses and enjoy a great view.

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220 attraction reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Oporto is full of steep hills and this is an easy way to get from the riverside to the Cathedral area. The other way is hundred of steps or a steep winding road. The cost is 2 euros. It's only a short trip, but it saves a lot of energy.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Everywhere on the Web it says that the andante card can be used on this funicular. Even the Porto metro site. But each time we have been on it this week we have been told that it isn't valid and charged the full amount. We can't work out whether we're being robbed or whether the web is wrong. Clarity is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

A short travel but is going to give you an excellent overview of the river and take you directly to the exciting area of Ribeira... The best is that you can use your Andante (ticket from the underground) if you have still time remaining (1 hour since the first validation).

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