Popular and legendary tram 28, (eléctrico 28) is a tourist attraction in itself. It goes all around town and you can hop on and hop off. Long lines during the day (from 17:00-18:00 is a good idea!)
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, Largo Portas do Sol
Famous viewpoint & tourist attraction, on the background Museum of Decorative Arts, really worth a visit!
Starting point tram 28, 2018
Square Praça Martim Moniz & long lines of people waiting….
Pickpockets, take care!
Tram 28 is very popular with tourists & prime pickpocket territory! Take care! Leave your bag in the hotel/apartment, just take some money with you in your pocket !
Open air elevator square Martim Moniz near starting point tram 28
Open air elevator connecting Martim Moniz square to the streets around St George Castle
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 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, square Praça Martim Moniz
Alfama. Tram 28 is increasingly as popular with pickpockets as it is with tourists.
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, Lisbon and Christmas, Praça da Figueira
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
Tram 28 , Lisbon
29 Replies to “Tram 28 Lisbon Martim Moniz: long lines, best stops & pickpockets”
Nice photographs of Tram 28 going in between all the buildings.
Don’t forget to put your wallet in the safest place like a belly pocket. We were alleviated twice and have lost money, credit cards, driving licence and key because of being recognised as tourist (we had a big bag with us). So beware of pickpockets, it really happens daily. And if it occurs to you, go to the police at Restaudadores, but dont expect more than a nodding and a sheet of paper. The police does not do anything against these thefts!
These trams should have a diagram inside with all the stops indicating the major sights at each one. The vast majority of riders on the 28 are tourists and it’s surprising that not even guidebooks provide a stop-by-stop guide to the route. This is a helpful source: http://www.lisbonlux.com/lisbon-transport/electrico-28.html
You should also know that the 28 also has a shorter route, going only between the Estrela basilica and the neighborhood of Graça.
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Sono rimasto incantato di Lisbona,dopo esserci stato per ben due volte per incontrare mia figlia Carla che ha vissuto per sei mesi nella vs. bellissima città, al ritorno, sull’autobus che ci portava all’aeroporto, piangeva. E’ nei miei sogni potermi un giorno trasferire nella vs. incantevole Lisbona.
Think carefully before you getting on this tram. It is notorious for pickpockets, and the advice for tourists is do not use it. I had my purse stollen within 2 minutes of getting on the tram.
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