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Elevador da Gloria

Calcada da Gloria, Lisbon, Portugal (Encarnação)
21/363-2044
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Ranked #111 of 234 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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New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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Hemiksem
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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
84 helpful votes 84 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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Luton, United Kingdom
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114 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 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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uk
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105 attraction reviews
237 helpful votes 237 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
39 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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