If you want to get a good impression of the historical city of Lisbon, take this typical yellow little trolley, ‘eléctrico 28’. This legendary tram 28 is a tourist attraction in itself. It goes all around town and you can hop on and hop off. Long lines nowadays (2017)!
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!
Tram 28 is very popular with tourists & prime pickpocket territory! Take care!
Starting point tram 28, April 2016: square Praça Martim Moniz & long lines of people waiting….
Hop on hop off
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.
Alternative idea: oficial sightseeing RED TRAM TOUR
How to avoid long lines TRAM 28 & official sightseeing Red Tram Tour Lisbon
The antique GREEN trams are older than the trams on tram 28 (The fare for a day is 9 Euro, half of the fare of the longer RED tram tour).
The tram departs from Praça da Figueira and passes Lisbon’s oldest Cathedral Sé de Lisboa, famous viewpoint Portas do Sol, near the Castle (Castelo) of Saint George, through the streets of historical areas Alfama and Graça
There ‘s English and Portuguese tour commentary without the need for headsets.
Starting point tram 28
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.
3-bedroom apartment with lovely private patio (30 m2), short term rentals
10 minutes walk from starting point tram 28 my there’s 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
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