Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Portugal  /  Northern Portugal  /  Porto District  /  Porto  /  Sightseeing  /  Funicular dos Guindais
Funicular dos Guindais, Porto
(3.6/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web)
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.
Create a full Porto itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Porto

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Porto by other users

19 days in Portugal & Italy BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Porto BY A USER FROM INDIA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM INDIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM FRANCE May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM FRANCE May, relaxing, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: May, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Amsterdam, Portugal & Lourdes BY A USER FROM KUWAIT February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 10 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Spain, Porto & Lisbon BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Spain & Portugal BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Spain & Portugal BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Spain & Portugal BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Barcelona & Porto BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • We use it because it was very hot and not wanted us to sweat like chickens going up the steep streets. But it is expensive, very expensive, but it is understandable because it is in the more tourist spot of the city and to do business.
    View original
  • well yes it is and very very nice especially after a day's walk... very nice view on the roof, the deck and the Douro's do also the night with magical lights... good... the rise with the stairs it is also to do...!
    View original
  • Very clean, good pace, the funicular allows back toward the Center leaving the bridge Luis. not expensive at all
    View original
Google
  • 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.
    View original
  • Ambiente envolvente. Paisagem encantadora
  • Pretty short but can relax!
    View original