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Avenida 25 de Abril, Viana do Castelo 4900-496, Portugal
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Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

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 !

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AviationSpirit
Reviewed September 30, 2018

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....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ronald L
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

After leaving the car in the car park next to the station, went up and down the lengthy funicular. Beats a long walk and windy roads, with fabulous views from the top. I like funiculars!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SteveP1874
Reviewed September 21, 2018

Yes, take the funicular to the top and de Santa Luzia! It is inexpensive, unique and fun. The ride departs every 15 minutes, near the train station.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mark W
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

If you are checking out Viana do Castelo, you have to visit the Sanctuario de Santa Luzia if only for the view. Having driven up the winding cobblestone road to the top and taken the funicular, i prefer the latter. Its a straight shot 5...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Great train ride for not a lot of money. Three euros was the price I payed return. Worth every euro just to keep this service running. And great way to get to the Basilica.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AndyKSimcox
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

A return ticket is just €3 and the trip just takes like 5 minutes so well worth it for the fantastic view and bautiful church.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MagnusTheTraveler
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

This is the best solution if you don’t want to walk or take a taxi to reach Santa Luzia. It’s a little bit hot during summer, but that’s ok. It’s less than 10 minutes ride. Beautiful view of Viana!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank elicipri
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

This funicular is an easy way to get up to Santa luzia quick. The ride is a bit hot in summer but I think it is a cool experience for kids.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Daphne M
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

Expensive, but worth it) Actually it is a fantastic idea to give people an alternative to go to the top of the Santa Luzia!

Date of experience: August 2018
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