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Funicular dos Guindais

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Address: Porto, Portugal
Phone Number: 225081000
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The easy way up!

The funicular offers an efficient way up from the the Eiffel Bridge next to the Ribeira Quay to the higher level areas of the World Heritage area of Porto, not far from the S... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We travelled as a couple and taking the elevator once was in my opinion one of the best things we did in Porto. I would advise to do it during the dark. It was really great - fantastic views...

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice views on the way down but it is quick so have your camera ready. Best to go down, if you are only going 1 way.

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

You can only buy a one way ticket to the top or bottom but we used it on 4 occasions and there was never a queue . There is loads of walking to do around Porto so rather than struggle up the steps going up we thought it was worth the €2.50 and walked back down . It does give... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The funicular offers an efficient way up from the the Eiffel Bridge next to the Ribeira Quay to the higher level areas of the World Heritage area of Porto, not far from the S Bento rail station - avoiding the endless flight of steps that is the alternative. The rise costs Euro 2.50 per trip and offers interesting views of... More 

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Kapelle-op-den-Bos, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good and fast way to get back to the hotel after some drinks or an evening walk at the ribeira. No long rows to get a ticket as the funicular takes up to 25 people at once.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great to take a ride up the hill and watch the river and the caves glittering behind you - and there is a lot more walking to be done in this city.

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Porto is a beautiful city, with much to see, but it is so steep that this funicular is the answer to a prayer to eliminate the climb from the river up into the old town. You can only but a one-way ticket, which is annoying at busy times, as it means queueing twice for tickets. Each time we used it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Noticed this as we were having lunch in Novo di Gaia. Walked a short distance from the restaurant to the funicular station. Not a long ride but you are taken to the top of the bridge. On exiting the ride there was no one to assist or watch you. I was never on a ride like this without some attendants.... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used the funicular twice as it really saves on the very steep climb up to the city. Worth the small charge and the view as you ascend are great. Give this a go if in Porto.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the funicular partly out of curiosity. And, after a day of a lot of walking, it also let us save some energy for our evening activities while giving us a nice view of the city. Luckily, there was no line when we went and the car was not crowded so we had a good view and I could... More 

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