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Elevador da Gloria

Calcada da Gloria, Lisbon, Portugal (Encarnação)
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Ranked #125 of 251 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
41 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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284 reviews 284 reviews
87 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
114 reviews 114 reviews
67 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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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112 reviews 112 reviews
81 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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