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Address: Calcada da Gloria, Lisbon, Portugal
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Funicular railway that leadss to the São Pedro de Alcântara Miradouro...

Funicular railway that leadss to the São Pedro de Alcântara Miradouro overlook above Lisbon.

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Old Tram in Lisbon - must do

If you stay in Lisbon you have to use the old tram which is still running there. You will have a different possibilities to do that. We diced to go with the Elevador da Gloria... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Wurzburg, Germany
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Rijeka, Croatia
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The best way of visiting the upper town is to buy a metro one-day card (it covers mainly all transport means in the city including this one), use this fun and very practical funicular at Gloria to go up and use the Santa Justa elevator to go down - you will avoid most of the waiting crowd and have even... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just one minute of travel to go to the San Pedro de Alcántara belvedere, it's expensive (3,70€) and normally with queues. It doesn't worth unless you have paid for the Carris and metro card.

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Wurzburg, Germany
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you stay in Lisbon you have to use the old tram which is still running there. You will have a different possibilities to do that. We diced to go with the Elevador da Gloria which brings you up from the Agenda da Liberatade to the Bairro Alto. This is a little cute tram riding up the steep hill and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the trip to the top of the hill where you'll be greeted by an amazing view of Lisbon. Prepare to be jammed on as they maximise the payload in the tram bit it's only a 1 minute trip. But lots to do up top.

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Thank Steve H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cute little tram ride up the hill where you can enjoy some murals on the way up. We took it to get to Sao Pedro Miraduro and barrio alto..

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It runs a very short distance between Avenida da Liberdade and Bairro Alto. Along its route, you may enjoy street art and people walking along the pathway. The tram is old, dating back over 100 years old and is classified as National Monument. It will take you all the way up to Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara where you... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This funicular connects the Pombaline district with Bairro Alto and is operated by Carris (so your Lisboa Card gives you a free ride). The route up the hill is not that scenic but has a few photo opportunities. There was no queueing to get on board when we were there. When you get to the top there is a good... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Elevador's of Lisbon are designed to take a little bit of the pressure off of walking up every one of it's crazy hills! They are fun but brief.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This elevator is one of the attractions of Lisbon, there are a few of them dotted around the city. There quirky design means you are upright as the elevator goes up and down the hill. I would advise that you buy a daily metro card as you can use these and other public transport for 6 euro. Worth s visit... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Elevador da Gloria runs from Liberdade and Rua de Sao Pedro Miradouro. It is not as a picturesque as the other furnicular of Bica which runs through a prettier area but it gets you to the Bairro Alto to enjoy the views.

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