Archive for the 'Tram & funicular' Category

Lisbon’s famous funiculars: Bica, Gloria, Lavra, spectacular viewpoints & ‘Art in movement’

The funiculars Bica, Gloria and Lavra in Lisbon taking you up to spectacular viewpoints (miradouros). The (normally yellow) and famous tourist attraction funicular in Bica. Artist Alexandre Farto  covered the outside of the funicular with mirror-acrylic, called it ‘Espectro’  (Spectre) and pays tribute to the neighbourhood that is reflected in the lift during the journey, as if it were a film…. (From […]

A real taste of Lisbon: historical red tramcar tour ’7 hills’ & the most picturesque neighborhoods of Lisbon

Although the travelling on public transport is much cheaper, this historical red tramcar tour allows you to know the most picturesque neighborhoods of Lisbon in a friendly and comfortable way, while listening to the commentary available in several languages or melancholic melody of fado music. You will pass the narrow and steep streets of the city’s traditional […]

Walking in Lisbon: Campo dos Mártires da Pátria, Rossio Square, hospital São José, city views & coffins

Campo dos Mártires da Pátria is really worth a visit! You can walk up the rather steepy hill at the end of Rua de São José or take the funicular of Lavra, the first transportation to overcome a hill in Lisbon, 120 years ago. In the nearby lovely park (Jardim da Cordoaria)  is a small […]

Lisbon’s Bica funicular: highly valued by tourists, Santo António partying & breathtaking Tagus river views

The famous Bica funicular opened on 28 June, 1892, the only stepped street funicular in the city. It climbs the Rua da Bica for 245 metres from the Rua S. Paulo, near Santos, to the Calhariz district.   Bica funicular & partytime in June Partying in the small street around the famous Bica funicular, near […]

Lisbon’s unique Lavra funicular, first transport to tackle one of the city’s steepest slopes, statue doctor Sousa Martins & wonderful views

The Lavra funicular was the first street funicular in the world. It opened on 19 April 1884 and carried 3000 people, free of charge, on that day alone! Originally water-powered, it was converted to electricity in 1915. It runs from the Rua de São José (near Largo da Anunciada) to Travessa do Forno do Torel. […]

Unique Glória funicular Lisbon to bohemian, nightlife and shopping area Bairro Alto, viewpoint São Pedro de Alcântara, WiFi & port wine

The unique funicular Elevador da Glória, makes the connection between Restauradores and bohemian, nightlife and shopping area Bairro Alto on a 265 metres journey (up or down the hill) to viewpoint Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara with magnificent views on the Castelo de São Jorge. The Glória funicular was opened in 1885 and in February 2002 […]

Public transport: tram 28, a ‘must-do’ Lisbon attraction, best stops & a cheap way to visit most old town tourist attractions and Tagus River viewpoints

If you want to get a good impression of the historical city of Lisbon, a very good idea is taking this typical little trolley, ‘eléctrico 28′. This legendary tram 28 is a tourist attraction in itself. It goes all around town. Of course you can hop on and hop off. Tram (‘eléctrico 28′), Alfama. Starting point: square […]