Back in 2016, I wrote a post about taking the Funicular dos Guindais, the scenic way to reach the upper part of Porto from the river level without taxing the legs. There’s no need to rehash the post, but I wanted to add some photos and a little videoclip of Ice the Dog to demonstrate the ride.
First, the info:
Funicular Dos Guindais, Porto
Now, the clip:
The amazing part is that there is a smaller dog right behind Ice in the funicular, and normally this spells trouble — he typically reacts to other dogs (not in a nice way, half the time), but he was too busy peering beyond the glass to care. Whew.
Ice was also much calmer this time when compared to his first trip:
Today was #IceAguiar's first time on the Funicular dos Guindais: First of all, no muzzle! Hooray! BUT WAIT… Why is the world moving down and sideways??? WHAT IS GOING ON???
The top of the funicular is right next to the Muralha Fernandina, a part of the old city wall with fantastic views:
Porto From Muralha Fernandina (Old City Wall)
This section of the medieval wall next to the Luís I Bridge has been closed since late 2016, due to the renovations at the Associação de Proteção à Infância Bispo D. António Barroso (former building of Convento das freiras Clarissas). I’ve been monitoring this renovation since the beginning because the view from the wall is superb and Ice and I are itching to get back to it. But I’m also wondering when the works are complete, if (when?) the City of Porto will charge an entrance fee, or if they’ll keep it free and accessible for all. We’ll continue to wait and see.
In the meantime, enjoy a quick ride from the bottom to the top for just €2.50 (free with an Andante monthly pass that includes C1). On the Gaia side, the cable car is currently €6!
July 27, 2018
Album: Portugal [Summer 2018]
This post first appeared on Gail At Large | A Canadian In Portugal, Travelling The World, please read the originial post: here