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Address: Porto, Portugal
Phone Number: 225081000
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Worthwhile for the view

This is a great way to get a good view across the river to Porto. The ticket includes a free port tasting so that makes it good value.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Cambridge England
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215 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Steps next door good for exercise but if you're tired for €2.50 you can ascend a lot of ground quickly.

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eastbourne
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30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really good value for money, well organised, sights good with a free port tasting included. We had lovely weather for November.

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Thank juliarosesmith
Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took the funicular to avoid the steep climb to the upper levels of the city from the river. Wonderful views from the carriage as we climbed upwards. 'Journey' was also very slick and quiet. I have a fear of heights but felt quite calm and relaxed throughout the entire journey which took only minutes. Inexpensive too.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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305 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A main mode of transport for locals the railway is also a great way of avoiding the very steep climb from the Douro to the city ;) pretty cheap and probably part of a citywide transport card you get great views of the bridges and of Villa Nova across the river.

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Thank SGP83
Leuven, Belgium
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130 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

* You can take the "Funicular dos Guindais" immediately next to the magnificent bridge Ponte Luis I (to the right of the lower deck, if you are facing Porto). It takes you up the hill, direction Porto Cathedral. * A one-way ticket costs 2.5€, and it's operating from 8:00 (till 20:00, 22:00, or midnight, depending on the season). It's a... More 

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Le Langon
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chose to use the funicular to get to the upper part of the town near the main railway station of 'São Bento'

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Shanghai, China
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70 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We used it on the way down just for fun, it goes directly to Dom Luís I Bridge, but sure on the way up its really helpful especially when coming back to hotel after dinner.

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Brisvegas
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176 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great way to get a good view across the river to Porto. The ticket includes a free port tasting so that makes it good value.

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Huntington Beach, CA
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32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fun little ride and a great way to see some extra sites and stay dry! If you are looking for a quick way down to the the base of the bridge or river side and vice versa this is a good. The kids will love it!

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Perth, Australia
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139 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

This is a very steep funicular with great views. Try to stand at the front and have your camera ready. I got some great shots.

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