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Elevador da Gloria

Calcada da Gloria, Lisbon, Portugal (Encarnação)
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Ranked #114 of 244 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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Bristol, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We did a journey up on one tram, watched it leave and then caught the next one down. After that it is worth walking halfway up the hill to get a photo of the two trams passing each other. There were numerous cafés and shops at the top (Bairro Alto). Not the longest tram journey but we'll worth a trip.

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Arbroath, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We did think about going on this, but after looking at the length of the trip and the price, we decided to just walk up and down it when we needed. Just be careful though, it is a steep hill and in the rain it is VERY slippy!

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Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
67 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

What do we know about Lisbon? It's quite hilly. So, what you need, to get the most out of the day and not be completely zonked by all the walking is a useful transit system - and Lisbon has this in spades, old and new. The metro is sparkling and new and clean and fast, but there are vestiges of... More

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Buford, Georgia
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110 reviews 110 reviews
79 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Lisbon is extremely hill and can take a toll on those who walk everywhere as people did in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. As a result the PTB built a series of elevators and funiculars to take people up and down the hills. Only a few remain and they are worth the ride. First, to be a part... More

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New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Riding on a bee yellow Lisbon funicular/tram is a must do. From start to finish it's only 5 minutes, maybe less---but it's a great way to get you from Rossio/Baixa area up to Barrio Alto or the fabulous Praça do Principe Real. The tram itself is also a photographer's dream---it's covered in interesting graffiti. Make sure that you get the... More

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Coral Springs, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is something that I thought I would look at quickly and move on. I didn't think I would ride up the elevator. I wound using the elevator and i'm glad I did. The view was nice and the ride enjoyable. I was surprised that it was included in the price of my metro pass. We actually found elevator by... More

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Lake Oswego, OR
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83 reviews 83 reviews
20 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

While somewhat interesting, service does not begin until 10:00AM and runs about every twenty minutes thereafter. Based on the cost we were glad we covered it as part of our 24 hour Viva Viagem card. The Miradouro at the top is very nice.

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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

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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105 reviews 105 reviews
23 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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