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Elevador da Gloria

Calcada da Gloria, Lisbon, Portugal (Encarnação)
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Ranked #145 of 325 Activities in Lisbon
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Lookouts, Public Transportation Systems, Sightseeing Tours
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Owner description: Funicular railway that leadss to the São Pedro de Alcântara Miradouro overlook above Lisbon.

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Northwest UK
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142 reviews 142 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

travel the old fashioned way via the fernicular tram. not much to see when at the top other than narrow car filled streets but a nice experience

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Adelaide, Australia
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27 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Cheap return ticket in the funicular to a lookout over Lisbon. They do cram you in the tram....not fun when it's hot but better than the steep climb to the lookout.....again get there early to avoid queues

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Toronto, Canada
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

It's included if you buy a day pass (good for 24 hours after first use, subway/bus/etc). Very short ride. If you want a fuller tram experience, take Tram 28 that most tourists take to the main sites (castle, Belem, etc.)

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London, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Ok, but really not worth it. You can walk up but it's steep and will take about 15 mins. But takes to to a nice hill.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The hill may be steep to walk either u or down, but is an excellent work out verses riding an overpriced people mover. Also they cram in as many people as humanly possible to make as much money as they can. Walk or watch, don't waste your money

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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101 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Yes it is cramped and not cheap. So get a travel pass and marvel at the engineering and the ingenuity of this - it wasn't built for tourists so it is "real" and a key part of the history of the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The Gloria was by some distance the most popular funicular of the three famous attractions. Whereas it was "standing room only" for this one, the other two almost had to wait for sufficient custom to run. I'd read about these shortly after visiting the Great Orme tramway, as they share similar characteristics of street running using a permanently attached cable,... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

The elevator is from the 1800s, and is an attraction for sure. The trip itself, on the other hand, takes about a minute and the small "elevator" is full of people, sitting and standing. There's no space to even scratch your noseif you need to. Take care of your belongings, specially wallets, and don't expect a scenery trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

There may be a bit of a queue but it is work a visit, I would recommend take the Elevador up and walk down so you can experience the whole thing

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Huntington Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Easy ride up the funicular from Praca dos Restauradores to the Barrio Alto. Once up top, you can walk across the street and enjoy the view across to the Castelo de Sao Jorge and its surroundings.

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