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Funicular de Santa Luzia

Viana do Castelo, Portugal
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Funicular de Santa Luzia
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Nodrog36 wrote a review Sep 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom772 contributions333 helpful votes
Before our journey, I read that the Funicular de Santa Luzia is the longest in Portugal. At 3€ return it was money well spent on a hot day. Luckily we didn’t have to wait long for our journey to the top and out visit to the impressive church. During our journey we did the amazing but simply engineering that allows the trains to travel to make the accent/decent. As there are not many funiculars around it was a lovely experience to make the journey on this one.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Emily O wrote a review Jul 2019
Mullingar, Ireland1159 contributions206 helpful votes
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€2 one way or €3 return. Last trip 19:50. No air conditioning on funicular but it takes 7 minutes once you are in. Only space for 24 people at a time. We waited 45 minutes in station to descend with our return tickets. You will go nowhere fast on a busy day however it beats traipsing up a mountain with a buggy. I would recommend it for the experience. There is a lift for wheelchairs & ramp for bikes also.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Peter A wrote a review Apr 2019
Weston, Vermont163 contributions34 helpful votes
This is an old cable car that takes one from the RR station in Viana do Costelo, up the hill to Santa Luzia church. It is a pleasant trip, and costs 2 Euro for one way, 3 for round trip. I suggest taking it up, and walking down. The trip down is lovely, peaceful, and in the woods. Stairs are fairly easy to descend. Nice views of the town below.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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AviationSpirit wrote a review Oct 2018
West Sussex, United Kingdom122 contributions95 helpful votes
The views from the funicular are not much to shout about, but it’s 7 minutes down and 7 minutes back up, and you can say that you’ve done it !
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Ronald L wrote a review Sep 2018
Denver, Colorado2423 contributions468 helpful votes
Went up the mountain on a water powered funicular. Fill upper funicular with 3000 L of water. As the funicular comes down the mountain the water spills out the bottom. By the time it makes it to the bottom it is almost out of water. When the dry unit reaches the top it is filled with water and the cycle starts all over.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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