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Avenida 25 de Abril, Viana do Castelo 4900-496, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

After leaving the car in the car park next to the station, went up and down the lengthy funicular. Beats a long walk and windy roads, with fabulous views from the top. I like funiculars!

Thank SteveP1874
Reviewed 4 days ago

Yes, take the funicular to the top and de Santa Luzia! It is inexpensive, unique and fun. The ride departs every 15 minutes, near the train station.

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are checking out Viana do Castelo, you have to visit the Sanctuario de Santa Luzia if only for the view. Having driven up the winding cobblestone road to the top and taken the funicular, i prefer the latter. Its a straight shot 5...More

Thank Marshall S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great train ride for not a lot of money. Three euros was the price I payed return. Worth every euro just to keep this service running. And great way to get to the Basilica.

Thank AndyKSimcox
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A return ticket is just €3 and the trip just takes like 5 minutes so well worth it for the fantastic view and bautiful church.

Thank MagnusTheTraveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best solution if you don’t want to walk or take a taxi to reach Santa Luzia. It’s a little bit hot during summer, but that’s ok. It’s less than 10 minutes ride. Beautiful view of Viana!

Thank Elisa C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This funicular is an easy way to get up to Santa luzia quick. The ride is a bit hot in summer but I think it is a cool experience for kids.

Thank Daphne M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Expensive, but worth it) Actually it is a fantastic idea to give people an alternative to go to the top of the Santa Luzia!

Thank Nikolay G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very long, very steep and pretty cheap. Family of 4 return for 9 Euros. May not have the old tram style of the Lisbon funiculars but much more practical and much cheaper. Lady at the bottom ticket office very helpful. Fabulous view at the top...More

Thank travelwithkids2017
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

This is a fun way to go to the top of Sta Luzia! It’s relatively inexpensive and you can either get a one way if you feel like a rigorous walk back or return. The lower station if on a main road so just take...More

1  Thank Fiona_mama
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