Elevador Da Glória
Elevador Da Glória
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Funicular railway that leadss to the São Pedro de Alcântara Miradouro overlook above Lisbon.
Duration: < 1 hour
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The area

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Neighborhood: Chiado & Carmo
The traditionally trendy "Chiado" (literally, "squeak", the nickname of a 16th century poet) offers plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars where you can stop for a cafe or cocktail, after exploring its streets, shops, art galleries, theaters, museums and viewpoints. It's also the home to the statue of the famous statue of portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa, having is usual espresso at "A Brasileira" as he used to. You can also enjoy breathtaking views of Lisbon from the Elevador de Santa Justa or the Carmo Convent, for example. A commercial neighborhood at its core, especially for its Garrett and Carmo streets, Chiado is to this day a mandatory visit in Lisbon.
How to get there
  • Restauradores • 3 min walk
  • Rossio • 6 min walk
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  • Bartonbears
    Coffs Harbour, Australia2,616 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous old elevador still doing its job
    This graffiti-covered elevador is an easy way to get to the upper level of the city where the Miradour de Sao Pedro de Alacantra and the fascinating Church of Sao Roque can be found. The ride is great fun and inexpensive. Definitely recommended.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 19, 2023
  • Ferenc M
    United Kingdom1,082 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely superb....dont miss
    Lovely little ride up to the top. Great views when you get there too. Some really nice graffiti art as you go up as well ...and of course its a free ride if you have the daily travel pass which is only 6.60
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 28, 2023
  • AMsays
    Thornhill, Canada4,656 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is safe.
    Walking down the hill was trecherous with Portuguese cobblestones and the rain so I thought I should do this tram. 5 minutes exercise for 4 Euro may not be the greatest use of your money, but it is safe, if nothing else. Partof the Liboa Crad if your purchase one.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written January 20, 2024
  • Vincent C
    469 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Painful Process to get one
    Horribly organized in a sense of public transit. The ride itself is great but the process is painful. The line to get on can be long or short but the process is painful. Most people PAY CASH when they show up at over 4EUR one way. People should really just buy a DAY PASS for 6.80EUR for unlimited transit. It makes no sense. I'm sure Lisbon loves it to make more money but it is so slow when people pay cash to get on. a 3min ride takes 10min to get on.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 26, 2024
  • Andrew Z
    354 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun ride
    It is fun ride up to steep hill. Skip it if the waiting line is long. Perhaps coming down it will be less crowdy. It is cover by metro card, although is more expensive ( ~ 4 euro). Nice view of Lisbon from the top of the hill.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 3, 2024
  • Cardigankate
    Wareham, United Kingdom229 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun activity
    My mum and I purchased a 24 hour travel card from the metro station to use for such activities today. We were there by 10am and there was no queue. The driver didn’t seem to have any job satisfaction and was very miserable! Fun ride up! We decided to walk down. Great little activity.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 11, 2024
  • Linda D
    Camborne, United Kingdom115 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lisbon’s Public Transport system, a tourist must experience.
    The elevator that has been taking Lisbon locals up and down the steep hills of the city. Each car holds a maximum of 42 persons and in the season these cars are packed with both locals and tourists. The route up hill ends at a very pleasant park with outstanding views over Lisbon. Downhill the rails end near the Metro (a very efficient transport system) at Restauradores. The fare is €4.10 for the return journey, however the handy tourist ‘Navegante’ card is also accepted. This card costs €6.80 for 24 hours travel on any tram, metro or bus. Great value.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written May 14, 2024
  • Glitch33
    London, United Kingdom376 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Over before it has begun, almost.
    Surprisingly short ride. I expected a longer trip with a view on the way up. Runs every 12 minutes. Is there's no queue and you can get a seat then try it. Otherwise, save your money and walk!
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 14, 2024
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Ali_Royal_2015
921 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
We were left very disappointed after getting the elevador Bica through Barrio Alto. However, when we realised our ticket is for 2 journeys and could be used in Gloria we were much happier! This tram is much more specious and heaps of great street art to enjoy in the ride down. Worthy a hop on if you already wasted the money buying a €3.80 ticket to get up Bica!
Written August 4, 2020
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heather12345
Glasgow, UK813 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Solo
Great way to reach the Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara viewpoint. Otherwise it’s a steep walk.I liked the street art around where the funicular ends.About €4 for a very short trip but I think it’s included if you have travel passes.
Written September 23, 2022
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bluebay06
La Spezia, Italy2,209 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
We used the “Estação inclinada de Glória - São Pedro de Alcântara” to get off after the visit to the viewpoint “Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara”. The Viva Viagem day ticket was also valid for this funicular tramway, probably from a century ago in perfect working order. The journey is very short and covers the height difference between the viewpoint and the Praça dos Restauradores below. There are no significant panoramic views along the way. On the walls on the sides of the rails there are murals that enliven the ancient buildings. It is advisable to take this tram only if, as happened to us, you do not have to queue otherwise the walking is so short that it is easier to do it on foot, especially if you go down.
Written December 1, 2022
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Linda D
Camborne, UK115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
The elevator that has been taking Lisbon locals up and down the steep hills of the city. Each car holds a maximum of 42 persons and in the season these cars are packed with both locals and tourists. The route up hill ends at a very pleasant park with outstanding views over Lisbon. Downhill the rails end near the Metro (a very efficient transport system) at Restauradores. The fare is €4.10 for the return journey, however the handy tourist ‘Navegante’ card is also accepted. This card costs €6.80 for 24 hours travel on any tram, metro or bus. Great value.
Written May 15, 2024
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Vincent C
469 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Horribly organized in a sense of public transit. The ride itself is great but the process is painful. The line to get on can be long or short but the process is painful. Most people PAY CASH when they show up at over 4EUR one way. People should really just buy a DAY PASS for 6.80EUR for unlimited transit. It makes no sense. I'm sure Lisbon loves it to make more money but it is so slow when people pay cash to get on. a 3min ride takes 10min to get on.
Written March 26, 2024
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Bartonbears
Coffs Harbour, Australia2,616 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
This graffiti-covered elevador is an easy way to get to the upper level of the city where the Miradour de Sao Pedro de Alacantra and the fascinating Church of Sao Roque can be found. The ride is great fun and inexpensive. Definitely recommended.
Written August 20, 2023
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ROCruiser
Claremont, CA4,574 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
A short ride on this funicular which is quite expensive. Good thing we had the 24-hour pass which included this ride. I thought the car was pretty on the inside but ugly on the outside with those graffiti painted. It was very crowded so it was not as enjoyable as the funicular ride in other cities.
Written March 11, 2020
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Beata K
Krakow, Poland305 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
It’s really nothing sooo spectacular but kind of must in Lisbon :) free ride with Lisboa Card. Wait in queue at the tram stop. Wear a mask ! You will not hop onboard without the mask - you need to wear masks in all communication means.
Written June 22, 2022
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Ferenc M
United Kingdom1,082 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Lovely little ride up to the top. Great views when you get there too. Some really nice graffiti art as you go up as well

...and of course its a free ride if you have the daily travel pass which is only 6.60
Written November 28, 2023
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Malgorzata
12,086 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
The Elevador de Santa Gloria is a tram that departs from Praca dos Restauradores and in a few minutes it takes you up a very steep alley. It has been a service since 1885 and has been powered by electricity since 1915. The journey is only 200 meters but it is always crowded with tourists and locals who want to spare themselves the trouble of climbing on foot. Worth taking a short ride on this funicular up to a beautiful look-out point. If you have a day pass for the metro you can use it here too.
Written August 25, 2020
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