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Elevador da Bica

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Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
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Address: Rua da Bica de Duarte Belo, Lisbon 1200-054, Portugal
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Nice short climb

Much less packed than the 28 and a nice short climb/descent down the bids to near cais do sodre One of the better tram experiences in Lisbon

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London, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose to ride on this rather than be like sardines on tram 28. Short pleasant ride and not bad price. We walked back down and got some great photos of the funicular. Would recommend doing this if you can't face the crowds of tram 28. We actually walked a few meters from the stop at the top and had... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Much less packed than the 28 and a nice short climb/descent down the bids to near cais do sodre One of the better tram experiences in Lisbon

Thank Gate15
Haifa, Israel
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a steep and very short climb. You should not buy a ticket in place but rather use a solar metro card for this as well. At the end of the rise in the right side or at the beginning of the descent on the left, there are paintings on the walls

Thank Yair1515
Rijeka, Croatia
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1,164 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 665 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ride with this funicular line is longer than that of Gloria. The same rule applies here - buy the one-day metro card, it is cheaper than pay the price of this ride. It is also a good idea to take a ride on the tram 28 at the top, because the waiting line is much shorter than further along... More 

Thank Borzov
Reading, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

A bit of a step back in time but a funny little ride. It makes getting up to the top of the hill a lot easier than walking.

Thank Barry E
Torpoint, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

This is well worth the 3.7 euros - or included in a metro or Lisboa ticket! Great fun and lovely photos!

Thank David W
Bedford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

This funicular connects the Rua de Sao Paulo with Calcada do Combro/Rua do Loreto and is operated by Carris (so your Lisboa Card gives you a free ride). The route up the narrow street is quite long and scenic, passing a lot of interesting side streets. However, when you get to the top there is not much there to see... More 

Thank w0tcha
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Elevador da Bica is the funicular which runs between Rua de Sao Paulo and Rua do Loreto. The funicular works by two trams travelling in opposite directions. It's over 100 years' old.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

The train itself and the street are interesting. It best to walk up/down the street and enjoy the view and the trams. Not worth paying that much for such a short tram ride. Best option is to get the 0.5 eur Viva card and load it with a day pass or a normal ticket then use it on the Gkoria... More 

Thank Andrei M
Lisbon, Portugal
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

Lisbon has a slower pace compared to other European cities and you can only appreciate it like that. Walking, looking at the urban plan, going to the different sights in the Seven hills' town, talking to people, enjoying our finest cuisine and wines at a typycal restaurant... We will open our arms to you. Feel like you are in your... More 

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