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Address: Porto, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 22 508 1000
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Visit the historical centre of Porto.

O “Funicular dos Guindais” you can see it as a kind of elevator or a small light train who is located at the “Ponte D. Luis 1” and is connecting the location called “Batalha” (Rua... read more

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Santa Comba Dao, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

O “Funicular dos Guindais” you can see it as a kind of elevator or a small light train who is located at the “Ponte D. Luis 1” and is connecting the location called “Batalha” (Rua Augusto Rosa) with the “Ribeira” (Av. Gustave Eiffel) or the cais of Porto, and it is operated by the “Metro do Porto”. The total length... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We queued for a while and then the funicular had a problem so all had to get off and wait for next tram, very crammed in but nice views if lucky enough to be squished at the bridge side

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Rawtenstall, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were really thankful to travel up the hill after a long day. \the only downside was the number of people crmmed into the carriage

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Funicular Railway is another tourist highlights of Porto. The views from it's carriage are truly spectacular, even if our use did co-incide with the rush hour, when the carriage was full to capacity. However, it's more than just for the tourists. The railway serves to take passengers from the River Duoro itself up to the town centre, close to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had seen this on You Tube and felt I had to try it. It is a good value way to travell between the river area and the centre of Porto. As the car exits the tunnel and goes over the start of the incline, yiou sense the world is dropping away but you remain on the level Cars travel... More 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth doing just to avoid the steep climb down to the river. Fun thing to do due to the steep incline of the river bank.

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Lyon, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Funicular is located by the side of Bridge Luis I. There are many ways to have a bird's eye view, but this one is fun. You pay 2 euros for the ride (Porto card holder has discount 0.50 euro). It takes only a few minutes from the bottom to the top, which saves you the energy to climb up... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very affordable and unique way to see Porto and its bridges. I would say this is more worth it than the Gaia's Teleferico.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Runs on the river bank in Vila Nova de Gaia, offering beautiful views of Vila Nova de Gaia, Cais da Ribeira, Rio Douro, and Ponte D.Luis. Portuguese people are extremely nice and always willing to help. Plus, mostly all of them speak English :D Very romantic place...

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a useful way to get up and down from the riverside it costs 2euros 50 each way but does save you from quite a steep walk up or down steps

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