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Funicular dos Guindais

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Address: Porto, Portugal
Phone Number: 225081000
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A Fun Ride

The Funicular was interesting to me as I had never seen a design like this one. It is also a quick ride from above to below at the port.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
George H
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Funicular was interesting to me as I had never seen a design like this one. It is also a quick ride from above to below at the port.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Goes from the tram terminus to the river very steeply, it was closed when we got there but reopened later after repairs

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great way to cut out some steps at the start of your day (if you are starting from the Ribiera) and it's a fun ride besides. Once you are at the top you can walk to the Cathedral and wander through the streets on your slow way down to the Ribiera again.

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Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Funicular dos Guindais does conveniently save you the climb from the shore of the Douro (Cais da Ribeira) up the hill and back to the city center. Also, it does give you a great view of Ponte de D. Luis an opportunity to take pictures thereof. This is not just a tourist attraction, it is used by locals.

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Handily located close to the Ribeira Quay and beside the Ponte de D. Luis I, and a quick way to get to centre of town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked over the upper level from Porto to Gaia, and returned to Porto using the lower level. The views are spectacular from both levels. It's is not a long distance. Once you crossed over to Gaia there were no signs on how to get down to the main street that borders the river. We followed the crowd.

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Porto, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you've been shopping at Santa Catarina Street and end in Batalha this is a great way to come down to the river side and take a few lovely pictures of the bridge and the river. Not worth doing a return ticket in my opinion.

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Sao Bras de Alportel, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of people using this funicular so there were a few queues but once we had our tickets there wasn't much waiting around.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You're quite crammed into a small cabin for climbing a little way up the hill out of the old town for EUR2.50 per head. It's more public transport than a fun thing to do, and in that sense is only really worth it if you are struggling to climb the hill otherwise.

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Kingsteignton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This funicular is very short, a good view for about 2 minutes if you can get to the front. Over half the journey is in a tunnel. In saying all of that it saved us climbing a hill to the Cathedral so it served it's purpose!!

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