Teleferico de Penha (Penha Cable Car), Guimaraes

Teleferico de Penha (Penha Cable Car), Guimaraes (must see)

The Penha Cable Car, likely the first of its kind in Portugal, commenced operations on March 11, 1995, and has since become a popular attraction for both Portuguese and international visitors year-round. This cable car links the city of Guimarфes to the Penha Mountain, offering a scenic journey covering a distance of 1,700 meters. In just a few minutes, it ascends an altitude of 400 meters, providing breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.

The cable car terminates at an extraordinary site of worship in the northern part of the country – the Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora do Carmo da Penha. This sacred destination is complemented by a range of amenities, including restaurants, a hotel, bars, mini-golf facilities, cyclo-cross circuits, pedestrian routes, and a splendid mountain campsite. These attractions collectively draw thousands of visitors annually, creating a vibrant hub of activities and relaxation.

Penha Mountain itself is renowned for its outstanding natural features, serving as a sanctuary for diverse flora and fauna. The panoramic views from Penha extend all the way to the sea, offering a captivating experience for nature enthusiasts. The mountain boasts a monumental arrangement of rocks, inviting visitors to explore its unique formations. Additionally, Penha showcases a remarkable variety of tree species, further enhancing its status as a haven for natural life.

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Teleferico de Penha (Penha Cable Car) on Map

Sight Name: Teleferico de Penha (Penha Cable Car)
Sight Location: Guimaraes, Portugal (See walking tours in Guimaraes)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Guimaraes, Portugal

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Guimaraes Introduction Walking Tour

Guimaraes Introduction Walking Tour

Guimarães, the capital of the industrious Ave region of Portugal, is one of the country's most beautiful and authentic cities. Because of its pivotal role in the nation's history, Guimarães also holds the esteemed title of the "birthplace of Portugal" or "the cradle city". The latter, in part, is due to the first King of Portugal, Afonso Henriques, being born here...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles