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Funicular dos Guindais

Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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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16 helpful votes 16 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
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Nice break after walking around Porto to get across the Douro River. We took the funicular down to the riverside where we were able to walk across the bridge to the Gaia side for Port Wine tasting.

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A very good way to not only take a break and a shortcut, but also the views are simply splendid. I didn't fancy the trek back to the hotel and discovered this - highly recommended.

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Kaunas, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

a perfect way to reach a cathedral by funicular , cost 2 eur one way , easy and quick way to get on the hilll instead of stepping all the way by own feets

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

After a long day walking on the Ribiera and doing the sights eg boat trip Port caves the walk back up to the train station was not a pleasant idea so thanks to the funicular my legs were saved. Just €2 for short ride to the rear of São Bento train station. Recommended.

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

A good way to get to the top of Ponte Luis. I was the first to enter the cabin so the seats were great and the view was amazing. The trip was short, but who expects it to be something extraordinary?

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 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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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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