"Funicular, rack and pinion "going up"" Porto Transportation Tip by Martin_S.
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Starting from near the base of the bridge between Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia, the funicular (rack and pinion or cable pulled, not sure which) will take you from the Riberia district back UP the hill to the central area of Porto, not far from the Cathedral.
The car looks like it is sitting on an accordion as it goes up that steep incline, so you arrive at the top still standing on level surface.
This can save you from walking up that hill....
I have included two photos taken from the opposite side of the river to give you an idea of the height of the hill and the incline this funicluar climbs.
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