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“Wonderful views - gorgeous sunset!”

Funicular dos Guindais
Ranked #30 of 243 things to do in Porto
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Holmes, New York, USA
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Wonderful views - gorgeous sunset!”
Reviewed April 3, 2014

Great way to view the cities of Porto and Douro! On the Douro side when you exit, you have the opportunity to walk and visit a beautiful monastery (unfortunately it was closed at the time). Don't leave Porto without this experience!

Visited October 2013
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Brussels, Belgium
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“Just do it, then go to a porto wine tasting”
Reviewed March 26, 2014

you HAVE TO take the funicular. At first I was hesitant, we can just walk on the bridge to cross the Douro river. However, it is affordable and the ticket includes a Port wine tasting. Just do it! Next time in Porto, I'll do it again, and then try a 40 year old Port wine. It's expensive, but the older the better!

Visited July 2013
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“another nice view...”
Reviewed March 25, 2014

Porto has several breathtaking views .. a few years ago this funicular as built to connect the lower part or Ribeira to the upper area of Batalha and ... we`re got another nice view :-) However, ifone has the time and the strenght, the climb through the stairs is something else... Theviews are nicer, you`ll have more time to enjoy them and you well feel "true Porto feeling" because the stairs go through the "old and genuine" city so you will feel the people, the smells, the sounds...

Visited September 2013
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Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 539 helpful votes
“Nice view, but not included in day-tickets”
Reviewed February 12, 2014

Certainly a nice view to climb, but it's not included in the Metro day tickets anymore, since 2013..

Visited February 2014
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Scottish Borders
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“A very useful ride!”
Reviewed January 26, 2014

At the end of a hot day, when your feet are throbbing and all you want is a cold drink somewhere near your hotel..... this is a lifesaver!!
Quick journey to the top of the hill and all the pain of the climb has been avoided - yes!
Turn right and you are on the bridge, left and you are moments from hotels, bars, shops etc.

Visited September 2013
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