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 (YouTube)
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 January – June 2010). Amazing!
Bica funicular Lisbon
This project ‘Art in movement’ (“Arte em Movimento”) is part of a Cultural Program for the promotion of Public Art, which CARRIS (bus & tram services including timetables) intends to carry out in some vehicles of its public service fleet. In 2010, the chosen vehicles were one lift (the Santa Justa) and the 3 funiculars, all of them are national monuments since 2002.
Street view Bica funicular
Typical Portuguese: hanging laundry, drying in the wind.
View from Bica funicular
It climbs the Rua da Bica de Duarte Belo for 245 metres from the Rua Sao Paulo.
Largo de Santo Antoninho, right next to Bica’s funicular downhill starting point.
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