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Elevador da Gloria

Calcada da Gloria, Lisbon, Portugal (Encarnação)
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Ranked #94 of 202 activities in Lisbon
Type: Lookouts, Public Transportation Systems, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: Funicular railway that leadss to the São Pedro de Alcântara Miradouro overlook above Lisbon.
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

one of the nice little elevadores getting you up a hill. In my opinion a bit expensive for the short distance, but if you have a Lisbon day ticket it is included.

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bristol UK
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101 reviews 101 reviews
22 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

loved it, lovely old funicular railway. Iconic and photographic. Quite expensive for the small ride but free with the Lisbon card. Great view of Lisbon from the top

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Esfahan, Iran
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56 reviews 56 reviews
42 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

From start till finish only 5 minutes !!!! Its exclusive but not enough that u can feel specific experience Only go there if u dont go to st george castel cause the view is in lower grade And if u like to use it dont go there in night cause u see nothing there

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London, United Kingdom
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197 reviews 197 reviews
91 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We walked down Avenida da Liberdade and joined this Elevador for the short ride up to the Bairro Alto district using our metro card for payment. We enjoyed the experience and the ride.

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279 reviews 279 reviews
101 attraction reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

This is a cross between a British-style seaside funicular and a tram. It goes up from Restauradores to the Bairro Alto. Best of all, if you have a day pass for public transport (which is only €6) this is included free! You simply hold your pass against the reader in the tram when you get on, like a London Oyster... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Buy a daily ticket (or touristic card) for metro/bus and you'll get to this tram for free. It is a tram but it goes up and works as an elevator, so it's worth trying it, especially for the garden and miradouro at the end of the trip.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

When in Lisbon you should really go for a ride ! Narrow streets and steep climbs are fun to go thru. Really unique experience.

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new york
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171 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Use this with your viva via gem card, Lisbon card or cash to get to the prettiest view. Go up the six ps so steps make a hairpin right and you are on a plaza with incredible views and the classic kiosk with large square umbrellas to shade tables. Bonus. There is a lower level plaza you can access also.

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Melbourne, Australia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
39 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

A most unusual fenicular vehicle that costs €3.80 for a trip. I took the option of walking up the tram tracks, and actually beat the elevador. Unless you want the experience of travelling in such a graffiti covered vehicle, or cannot climb a 400 m steep incline, then I suggest you walk and save the fare, which could be better... More

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New York City, New York
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279 helpful votes 279 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Everywhere you look, there are references to Santa Justa, but I would much rather take the comparatively slow scenic route up the side of the hill to Bairro Alto on the Elevador da Gloria. If you use the Viva Viagem card, it is cheaper (1.25 Euros each way instead of almost 2, and if you've come from the tram, it... More

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