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Funicular dos Guindais

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Address: Porto, Portugal
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Save climbing - do it the east way

For just Euros 2-50 per person (each way), this is well worth the trip. Superb views as one tips over the edge, but not frightening - I do not like heights - this short trip is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Keith B
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Isle of Portland, United Kingdom
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Oswaldtwistle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great quick and cheap way to get to the top of the bridge. We used it several times. Great views too. Not long to wait even when busy

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Thank Carol R
Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Rather short journey up or down to the river at the base of the Luis Bridge. The journey costs €5 per person. Better views if you walk down the steps to the river.

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Thank WalshFamilyIreland
Oldham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Took the funicular back up the hill after an afternoon on the river banks. Convenient and price is ok. Drawback it was very busy given the time of day so could not see a lot. Could do with better signage at the top end.

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Thank Steve_Grant1
Oporto
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Too expensive for the time & experience it provides! Nothing more to describe, because there is nothing more i can add to describe the service.

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Isle of Portland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For just Euros 2-50 per person (each way), this is well worth the trip. Superb views as one tips over the edge, but not frightening - I do not like heights - this short trip is fun, and, coming up, saves an awful lot of climbing. The funicular links the waterfront and its restaurants and cafes with the higher part... More 

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Thank Keith B
Amsterdam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To go down to the bridge we took the many many stairs. After drinking a porto wine we didn't want to walk uphill so we took the funicular for only € 2,50 each. It runs every 10 minutes or so and within a few minutes you are uphill, perfect! The entrance is just across from the Dom Luis I-bridge.

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Thank JudithAmsterdam
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quietman70's review is accurate although personally the walk up to the city centre isn't that hard. Anyway, this cablecar is a city quirk & a bit of fun.

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Thank Phil-Joel
Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Porto is on two levels and the funicular provides a very convenient way to avoid an extremely energy sapping climb from the riverside area to the city centre at the top.It is situated opposite the Dom Luis I bridge. Most people use it to get from the bottom to the top. It is not cheap but believe me having walked... More 

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Thank quietman70
Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brilliant ride with great views, means you don't have to climb hundreds of steps. Clean and runs on time

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Thank Friendstogether3
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

Following quite a hard days walking decided to take the Funiicular to conserve our strength for the evening. Not very a very long journey but worth doing for the few coppers that it cost.

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