Elevador da Gloria

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Funicular railway that leadss to the São Pedro de Alcântara Miradouro overlook above Lisbon.
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The area
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 • 2 min walk
  • Rossio • 6 min walk
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Preda D
Bucharest, Romania3 contributions
The inside looks like a well-mantained vintage tram, all woody and classic. I recommend to buy tickets for 24-48h to all types of public transport in Lisbon, including Furnicular da Gloria and Elevador Santa Justa. Great view, interesting and authentic experience <3
Written January 16, 2020
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia22,930 contributions
The name Glória Funicular is incorrect, since traction is provided not by cable, but by electric motors on two cars. Initially, in the XIX century, cars ran on steam traction (the lift has been operating since 1885). The cable only connects two self-propelled trailers. In fact, it is a tram. This scheme, by the way, is safer. The lift cars work in parallel on two axes, one for descent, one for ascent. From Mirador São Pedro de Alcântara to Restauradores Square. The hills of Lisbon are quite steep, but the suspension provides a horizontal position for passengers. Although the lift was declared a national treasure in 2003, it is a common mode of transport connecting the center with the Bairro Alto in winter. In summer, a small queue accumulates. It is better to buy a day pass for 7 euros, on one-time trips in Lisbon you can go broke..
Written December 31, 2020
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Beata K
Krakow, Poland295 contributions
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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Ali_Royal_2015
878 contributions
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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Traveller of the world
1,268 contributions
Solo
We just walked up and down the hill as we went early morning and the trams were not running yet. Good to go at that time as you can get clear photographs and the light is good. Loved the street art. The climb up and down was not that bad but it was cool in the morning. Do not suggest doing it in the afternoon.
Written April 15, 2022
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ROCruiser
Claremont, CA4,595 contributions
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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Malgorzata
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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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chimayred
Durham, NH2,230 contributions
as the TA site says...
Funicular railway that leads to the São Pedro de Alcântara Miradouro overlook and the chiado district above Lisbon.
There are many ways to get up here - steps, elevators in buidlings, Santa Justa elevador...but one night we had a dinner near the top of the funicular so we took this as a kick. I think it was about 3.80 E each. You can pay the driver in cash. You can walk right up next to it, but it is pretty steep. It's a very easy to find site, right off the main drag Avenue Liberdade, not far from Rossio train station; it's an ancient trolley covered with graffiti. You know, it was worth it!
Written April 16, 2022
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia14,084 contributions
Elevador da Gloria is a very convenient option to commute between the lower Restauradores square and the upper parts of Lisbon - Chiado and Barrio Alto.
The journey last only few minutes and is included if you have a day transport card.
The elevador stop right by the beautiful Miradouro de Alcantara.
Written July 5, 2022
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Mickayla18
Mehlville, MO53 contributions
Family
It’s nothing spectacular compared to all the other things in Lisbon, but it adds to the experience. Is it a must see and must do? I would say no, however, what’s at the top is amazing. The viewpoint is spectacular. Plus it beats climbing that steep hill.
Written June 8, 2022
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