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. Work out when and for how long to visit Funicular dos Guindais and other Porto attractions using our handy Porto road trip planning site .
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  • In my opinion it is too expensive for the little tour, it's true that prevents you a great slope and views are very beautiful bridge, but not with that justifies the €2,5 which costs.
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  • Is not long like that of Lisbon on the Tejo but is convenient for getting on or off the subway Jardim de Morro in Vila Nova de Gaia. Beautiful aerial view on Harbor cellars (wine), the old Port town, the bridge Luiz I and the Douro.
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  • Do, especially to avoid banging the stairs. A bit of a wait but it's moving fast. Free for children less than 5 years, €2.5 per adult and € 1.25 for children over 5 years old. attention in high season, the car is shielded
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  • By far the best way up the hills of porto
  • 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.
  • Best way to get from Ribeira to Battle in little time and without effort. The cost of the ticket is similar to others in similar cities. Good view of Gaia and the ponte d. Luis I. Good service
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  • Attraction name difficult. But quickly, you can move up and down. The descent there is steep, the truth is we went a couple of times and
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