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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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Portugal's second city offers a healthy variety and quantity of accessible accommodations. The historical city center on the northern bank of the River Douro teems with hotel options, ranging from budget-friendly hostels and guesthouses, which often have shared rooms, to upscale, luxury hotels housed in larger buildings and packed with amenities. All of these options place you conveniently close to the town's main sights, including churches, historical squares, and more. On top of that, many hotels on the northern bank boast good views from their hilltop vantage points. If you want to save big on cost, it's worth considering a more low-key hostel or small hotel on the less-popular southern bank.
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  • I found it a highly convenient way to go from the river side, up and back to Porto crossing the famous bridge on foot. However, they certainly know the price to charge for this convenience. I found it...  more »
  • A great way to save your tired feet, especially if ascending from the waterfront. Well priced and efficient.  more »
  • A good ride to go upwards if you do not wish to walk back up. The Funicular dos Guindais costs 2.5 Euro per person and offers some nice views of the river and the Ponte de Dom Luis I bridge.  more »
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  • Good views and you skip to take many steps. Short ride.
  • An amazing structure - well worth a visit walking across the river to Gaia. Wonderful views and great for seeing both Porto and Gaia as the walk only takes 5 minutes to cross.
  • One of the best options to reach the city centre from Ribeira. You avoid climbing the hundreds of steps and some other sickness. The ticket costs € 2.50. From the panoramic funicular excellent referred to views of the Duero and the Luis I. Imprescindible bridge ride at least once.
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  • Original... to go up but not essential.
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  • Great way to see the Harbour and the dos Guindais zone. Shame is the password not being accepted .. Walking.
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