Funicular de Santa Luzia
Railway in Viana do Castelo
The Funicular de Santa Luza, commonly known as the “elevator”, has a station located on Av. 25 de Abril near the Hospital. It sits on high ground behind the train station, and can be reached either by taking a free elevator at the train station and crossing a metal bridge or by going inside Viana Shopping.
With a length of 650 meters, it is the longest funicular in the country and takes about 7 minutes to ascend to a height of 160 meters. First built in 1923, the funicular was recently fully refurbished. Its small cabin can accommodate around 12 passengers and operates every 15 minutes. A return ticket costs 3 euros.
The funicular operates from January 1st to May 31st and from October 1st to December 31st, from 8 am to 6 pm. During the summer months, from June 1st to September 30th, it operates from 8 am to 8 pm.