Public transport: tram 28, a ‘must-do’ Lisbon attraction & 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, ‘elétrico 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 (‘elétrico 28′), Alfama. Starting point: square Praça Martim Moniz
It passes the Saint George’s (São Jorge) castle , one of the main historical touristic sites of Lisbon, the famous viewpoint (miradouro) Portas do Sol (Gates to the sun) and the legendary fleamarket ‘Feira da Ladra’ in Alfama, Graça, Mouraria, Bairro Alto, (Lisbon’s bohemien haunt of artists and writers, and posssibly one of the best spots in Europe for a night out).
Tram 28, Largo Portas do Sol, a famous viewpoint & tourist attraction
There are many expensive tours on double decker buses, but a ride with ‘elétrico’ tram 28 will also bring you to most attractions and actually get much closer to some of them….and much cheaper (around 3 euro)!
Starting point tram 28: square Praça Martim Moniz , nowadays a very nice place to enjoy a light meal in the sun with a lot of kiosks and terraces, is 5 minutes walk from my 3 bedroom (100 m2) apartment (short term rental) in historical area Mouraria with a 30m2 and very quiet sunny patio.
More info about tram 28, stops and useful tips: Seeing Lisbon through tram 28
Video tram 28 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YiHO5jZYY4
Tram 28, near Lisbon’s legendary flea market ‘Feira da Ladra’
Besides: a free ride, tram 12 Mouraria