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Elevador da Gloria

Calcada da Gloria, Lisbon, Portugal (Encarnação)
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Ranked #126 of 262 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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312 reviews 312 reviews
101 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 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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149 reviews 149 reviews
104 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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41 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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Plano, Texas
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I guess this was a cool experience? I would have been upset by the cost of it had I not had my bus pass because then it was free since I had just gotten of the 736 bus. (You get transfers for free) Not the longest tram ride but I guess it's the experience of doing it.

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Warsaw, Poland
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94 attraction reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The ride takes about 60 seconds and you pay 3.85 Euro for it, so it is better to have a daily transportation card, then the ride is included in the price, just like any other tram or bus. Best way tp get to the Sao Pedro de Alcantara viewpoint.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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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11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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107 helpful votes 107 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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