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Funicular dos Guindais, Porto

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Originally a Port wine carrying unit, Funicular dos Guindais nowadays transports passengers up and down the hill from Batalha to Rua Augusto Rosa at Ribeira. The 281 m (922 ft) railway running alongside the cathedral walls can carry up to 25 people at a leisurely pace of 18 km/h (11 mph). Take in the views of the river with its immense bridge, traditional boats in the distance, and Port wine lodges, while gently cruising up the hill. Make Funicular dos Guindais part of your personalized Porto itinerary using our Porto itinerary planner.
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  • Is a ride short, but have a vision different from the city to both sides of the River, mostly of them roofs of them wineries of Gaia.
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  • located at the foot of the Dom Luis bridge, it allows to pass from the banks of the Douro in the upper town, district of Batalha square, historical and shopping pedestrian (or almost) picturesque
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  • Tickets are very expensive for a short tour. Not allow tickets for round-trip or any kind of public transportation card
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  • It's a short ride up a steep hill, but totally worth the nominal fee. Once on top, you can walk back across the bridge on the upper level.
  • It's a really short trip. Some people can get a decent view as the cabin goes up or down, but since the funicular is rather overcrowded, it's hard to be sure you can get a place with a view. After a day of walking along both sides of the river, tasting some wine, your legs should be very tired and you just dont want to climb up. If that's the case, take this one. Otherwise keep on climbing. It's rather expensive for such a short trip. 2 € to save your legs ;)
  • A charming Riverside, vapors rising from the River in summer days make autumn even the hottest days. Gulls and seabirds, small and large boats lining a seemingly tranquil River. The colourful houses overlooking the Douro give a feeling of joy in a city that still has need for focus as regards the conservation of its building fabric, which I find valuable and that must be safeguarded by its uniqueness but that should not affect the atmosphere of Porto has spontaneously and easily. A city that you love at first touch.
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  • Ambiente envolvente. Paisagem encantadora
  • Pretty short but can relax!
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