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Funicular dos Guindais

Porto, Portugal
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Fun ride, took us quickly to the metro in the pouring rain

After leaving Taylor=s Port lodge, we made it as far as the bridge before the heavens properly... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Simon R
A fun ride!

My wife had undertaken a lot of walking so it was a relief to hop onto the Funicular down near the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Perry B
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  • Average23%
  • Poor3%
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“the river” (131 reviews)
“fun ride” (13 reviews)
“steep climb” (13 reviews)
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Reviewed yesterday

After leaving Taylor=s Port lodge, we made it as far as the bridge before the heavens properly opened. This saved us getting wet and dropped us off close to the metro at the top of the hill. It's efficient, quick, clean and a quick fun...More

Thank Simon R
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife had undertaken a lot of walking so it was a relief to hop onto the Funicular down near the Dom Luis Bridge and take the ride back to the top near Batalhas again. The views of the Douro are spectacular going up and...More

3  Thank Perry B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tie this in with a trip around the Cais/Gaia and the Se Cathedral and get some great photos of the bridge too. Its pretty inexpensive and runs from the foot of the Ponte Luis I up to the area around the Se Cathedral.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After our wander on the river we headed to the small funicular to take us back up the bluff to Santa Carolina. Small fee one way of 2.5 eu. Small queue and short wait. GOOD view of the underbelly of the big bridge. Kind of...More

Thank Gary S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great way for getting to the higher levels of the town or the higher level of the bridge. Reasonably priced.

Thank Maxim123153
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It costs 2.50 euro. I guess it saves you some walking but honestly I’m not sure it’s worth it. They crammed too many people in it and you still had to climb up flights of stairs when you left the funicular. Views are ok, but...More

Thank Katie S
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

The funicular of Guindais offers a great view to one of the best attraction of Porto at a very affordable price. It´s a great way to rest your legs while the funicular take you up the hill to a higher level still in the historical...More

2  Thank SilviadoLago
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Great way to get up the hill without exerting yourself. Nice view out over the river as you ascend. €2.50 per person

Thank Fussyteam
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

If you need assistance getting form riverside to the top of the city, this is just what you need. Great views from the top and worth every penny. Don’t struggle with the hills, take the funicular.

1  Thank albeback1
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Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

It's a steep walk up to the top level of the Luis l bridge. Considering how cheap transport is in Porto I was quite surprised that it cost €2.50 but if you stand at the front it's a great photo opportunity but be quick. I...More

Thank rosebug
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desles
17 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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