The funicular offers a view over most of Nazaré and its main beach as it goes up the cliff
Inaugurated in 1889, the Nazaré Funicular connects the two communities of Nazaré -- the one down in the center by the beach, and the one up on a cliff, in Sítio. It departs every 15 minutes, and offers a panoramic view along the way. It travels up 318 meters (1042 feet), and is used by tourists and locals.
The original funicular has been replaced by a modern one
The original vehicles, powered by steam, have long been retired, and it was completely modernized in 2002.
The funicular departs every 15 minutes in both directions
The station down in the center is decorated with a colorful tile panel added in 2017, depicting dried fish, big waves, and other local features. The station up in Sítio has an older panel, recalling the Miracle of Our Lady of Nazaré.
The funicular's lower station
How to Get to the Nazaré Funicular
The funicular station down in the center of town is on Largo do Elevador (at the northern end of Praia da Nazaré, follow the sign pointing in its direction, and go down the narrow Rua do Elevador).