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Address: Calcada da Gloria, Lisbon, Portugal
Phone Number: 21/363-2044
Description: Funicular railway that leadss to the São Pedro de Alcântara Miradouro...
Funicular railway that leadss to the São Pedro de Alcântara Miradouro overlook above Lisbon.
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A step back in time

Yes, if you pay the full on-board fee this is a really expensive, and very short, ride. But if you have the 6 euro 24-hour card (which surely you must), this is just a delightful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
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Portalegre, Portugal
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Gatineau, Canada
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191 reviews 191 reviews
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134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We used this tram on the day we had the transit day pass. Our hotel was in the Bairro Alto, so it was fun to try it, mostly sitting the drivers chair (there are 2 spots one where the driver goes when going up; another one that the driver uses to go down)... On other days when we didn't have... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

It's just a very, very short ride on a tram (and expensive for it), but it's good fun and it's part of your Lisboa experience to take the Elevador da Gloria (the better one) or the nearby Elevador do Lavra. Doesn't take much of your time either. You can walk back down (or stay up there of course). In August... More 

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Portalegre, Portugal
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Yes, if you pay the full on-board fee this is a really expensive, and very short, ride. But if you have the 6 euro 24-hour card (which surely you must), this is just a delightful step back in time - opened in 1885, and electrified in 1915, it's not hard to imagine life from that bygone era. And, of course,... More 

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Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Yes, it is only a tram with a 45 degree chassis but we really enjoyed the journey up, in the gardens at the top the views over Lisbon are fabulous and the journey down is just as good. Yes, it is 7 euros but the street is very steep Both our drivers were friendly and helped passengers on and off... More 

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Tunis
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

7 euros to pay for 1 minute trip, very bas value for money because you can save this amount and reach the location by feet.

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Western Finland, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

I stayed in a hostel next to the high end of this tram way and it was very nice to see that it run daily. The way down is filled with beautiful graffitis and can be easily walked. Way up is not bad either but I took the tram once just to experince it. I'd recommend walking down and talking... More 

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Winster, Derbyshire
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This seems to be operated either to suit the preferences of drivers who would rather not be driving, or to save electricity: if it were run as a serious means of transport (or a competent tourist attraction) then they would run the cars with only a time-to-get-everyone-on-and-off gap at each end. Instead, the cars sit pretty full of passengers who... More 

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Montreal
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

It's only used by tourists so you would think the company could insure drivers speak at least another language than Portuguese? No. During second visit we were left down the hill by the driver who just went up without explanation. Bad service which seems to be accros the board at this bus company. Get on board if you have your... More 

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Rochester, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

It makes me giggle that the Elevator da Gloria (or funicular) is considered an attraction. But, considering that the majority of riders are tourists, and many that don't regularly ride a funicular, I suppose it somewhat fits the genre. Local artisans (street graffiti folks) have currently christened it the "love crew." It appears that they repaint Gloria bright yellow every... More 

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Valmadrera, Italia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The funicular of the Gloria is one of the funicular you can get in Lisbon to reach the viewpoints of the city... The ride helps you skip hill climbs and you can have nice views of the hood..

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