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Funicular dos Guindais

Porto, Portugal
+351 22 508 1000
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A great view of the riverside and city

This is another good way to get an amazing view of the city and riverside, it also avoids all the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Vivacat12
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Bath, United Kingdom
Easy way to skip the upward stairs

We were really tired and faced the upward stairs to emerge from riverbank. Luckily this "Funicular... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
JBPurgerFrb
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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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  • Average23%
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“the river” (135 reviews)
“fun ride” (16 reviews)
“steep climb” (13 reviews)
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Porto, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is another good way to get an amazing view of the city and riverside, it also avoids all the steps. It is reasonable and worth purchasing the return ticket if you intend to return this way as you will save money

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were really tired and faced the upward stairs to emerge from riverbank. Luckily this "Funicular" was nearby and for 2,5 Euro we skipped the stairs and the view was amazing.

Thank JBPurgerFrb
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shinning new "tram car" delivers passengers up and down from close to the Se / Main Railway station down to riverside Ribeira. It is VERY steep, and the funicular saves a significant drag up and into the old town from the riverbank. Very quick and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A quick way to get to the riverbank of Douro with a great view of the Dom Luis bridge. It cost 2.50 Euros one way. It most valuable after a long day walking around Porto. From the riverbank it is located just at the foot...More

Thank Moses P
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Taking the funicular ride next to Ponte Infante Dom Henrique should be the quickest way for transportation, both uphill or downhill. It will be timing to climb up to the top level of the bridge to take panoramic photos over the river side and this...More

Thank YTCHENG
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Reviewed 9 June 2018

This funicular is in the shadow of the Ponte Infante Dom Henrique and provides a quick lift up to the main city. Very spectacular - steep following some old city walls.

Thank yandinazetland
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

This is a convenient and affordable way to take you down the steep cliff from the Batalha to the quayside at Ribeira. It is comfortable and elegant way of getting from the quay. The highlight are the views of Dom Luis I Bridge, Porto's medieval...More

Thank Russ L
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

Situated right beside Ponte Infante Dom Henrique, the funicular can prove a quick and safe means of transportation saving you time and effort (especially if you need to go back up to the old town). It is a pleasant and event free ride, that we...More

1  Thank AndaLibra
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

Short ride down from top of Dom Luis 1 bridge onto riverside. Euro 6 per person, with a photo taken as you get on which you can buy at the end of your trip for Euro 5. A pleasant ride with good views over river...More

Thank Kim P
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

We took the funicular up simply because we had spent a long day walking around and were tired. The view is nice but I wouldn't go out of my way to take this just for the sake of the view, there are lots better places...More

Thank Gman_brampton
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desles
16 April 2018|
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Response from sennockred | Reviewed this property |
April to October its 08.00 to 22.00 and 08.00 to 00.00 at weekends. Only variation is April to March when it closes at 22.00 at weekends. Full details available at the Funicular website located at metrodoporto.
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