We always make a point of using funiculars (funiculi?) whenever we can. This one is pretty good - carriages a bit small but the ride down is smooth and views moderately good although nothing compared to the view at the top.
On a sunny, warm, day in Viana do Castelo, this experience is not to be missed. The venicular is not particularly exciting, but a pleasant way to get to the top (sure beats walking). And the views. Spectacular. A+ photo ops. And a reminder of the beauty of Viana do Castelo, and Portugal.
Santa luzia is one of the most important landmarks in Viana I recommend taking some photos from the top of the church and also walking up the steps to the church to burn off some calories from the cakes of Viana
A small copy of Notre Dame in Paris. Very beautiful inside and fantastic panorama from the tower that was erected much later. There is a minimal fee to the top of the tower. There is a lift too. No access for wheelchair to the top.
Views are "grandiose" looking at the beaches, Viana do Castelo and surroundings
A must go...
The best way to visit Santa Luzia. If you love engineering at it's best, you must take a ticket to take the tram. The view it's very good and the trip very pleasant. It's not everyday that you can be part of history.
This is one of a kind tram.
The funicular is a fun way to get to Santa Luzia (which is well worth the visit). It is the longest funicular in Portugal (more than double the average). We went in the middle of the vacation period, and the wait was very short.