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 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). Last stop: Cemetery ‘Prazeres’ (Cemetery of ‘Pleasures’), really worth a visit!
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)! Buy the 24-hour ticket that will allow you to hop on and off whenever you want on all trams, buses, and subway lines. Cost: around 4 euros.
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.
More info about tram 28, stops and useful tips: Seeing Lisbon through tram 28
Video tram 28 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YiHO5jZYY4
The average intervals between each one is 15 minutes and the entire trip takes between 40 minutes and one hour (at a maximum speed of 50km per hour). All stops vintage tram 28
Tram 28, near Lisbon’s legendary flea market ‘Feira da Ladra’
Besides: a free ride, tram 12 Mouraria