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Address: Porto, Portugal
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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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Lugano
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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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Omaha, Nebraska
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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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Saves your legs most of the hill walk and can get you back to the top for your hotel if it is up there. A short ride and a good view of the bridge as it ascends. Fairly priced.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This is one of the most specual funicular i have ride on.It has various gradient and the view is very nice of the luis bridge. it is easy to access and just 2.5 euro per ride! So it's definitely worth it to see the Luis bridge at another angle.

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Address: Porto, Portugal
Phone Number: 225081000
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto

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