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“Five times, and I still love it!”

Funicular dos Guindais
Ranked #66 of 288 things to do in Porto
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

This is a great way to travel from end of the high bridge across the Douro River down to the street level of Vila Nova de Gaia. Walking across the higher bridge (shared with the metro) offers a wonderful view of the Porto riverfront, and in Vila Nova de Gaia you have all the wine cellars for Port wine, so the full circuit is perfect. The Gondola is spacious, safe and a fun ride without being scary for anyone excepting those with a fear of heights. It does not rock. At the beginning someone snaps a photo and at the end it is waiting for you in a frame with highlights of the area. It can be a nice souvenir. Everyone I have taken on the ride ends up buying it! To return I always walk across the lower bridge that has the cars on it. The sidewalk is narrow, but if you are closer to the water and get a different perspective of the river fronts on both sides. Well worth it!

Thank katheniff
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

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 ride.

Thank Simon R
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

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 for the price of a few euros it is well worth the investment.

3  Thank Perry B
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

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 31 March 2018 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 thing you do once in Porto.

Box ticked.

Thank Gary S
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