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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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Great for the views - and for the Bairro Alto

Use it just for the experience of doing it - use it for the views from miardouro Sa Pedro de Alcanta or use it to visit the cafes, bars and restaurants in the narrow, winding... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Thorpe, null, United Kingdom
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Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, Canada
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122 reviews 122 reviews
60 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Save the 3.60 euros, if this is the only time you are going to use transit on the day. This funicular is a short ride of about two blocks, and if you are prepared to walk the hilly city of Lisbon, then you don't really need this short ride. The view at the top overlooking Lisbon is certainly worth travelling... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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32 reviews 32 reviews
31 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

It is great to travel once with this small elevador. You have to buy a ticket, but it worth for the nice view.

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Thorpe, null, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Use it just for the experience of doing it - use it for the views from miardouro Sa Pedro de Alcanta or use it to visit the cafes, bars and restaurants in the narrow, winding, hilly lanes of the Bairro Alto. Don't use it if you want a Disney Ride to make believe. Let yourself go, be in the moment... More 

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Gatineau, Canada
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191 reviews 191 reviews
71 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
47 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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61 reviews 61 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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