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Address: Calcada da Gloria, Lisbon, Portugal
Phone Number: 21/363-2044

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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Easy way to get around

In addition to the vintage trams this is another old way of getting around Lisbon and saves climbing up steep hills. This 'furnicular' runs on rails and is electric powered, the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I think it is a scam. You see the "final destination" to Bairro Alto from the departure place/stop. It goes approx. 75 sec (!!!!yes,sec) for 3,60 EUR. Come ooon! You take this walk during 10 minutes on foot. Of course,if you are not able to climb, use it,but if you are able to walk,definitely do not use it.

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Oh Glo we did fall in love with you! She deserves her title of national monument and we loved everything about her,from her tired screech on her way back down from Barrio Alto too her graffitied exterior. Inside her interior has been lovingly polished within and inch of her life it would be a crying shame not to experience a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In addition to the vintage trams this is another old way of getting around Lisbon and saves climbing up steep hills. This 'furnicular' runs on rails and is electric powered, the cars are original and contain uncomfortable wooden slatted seats but are well maintained. The ride was longer and steeper than expected so it was good fun as well as... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I walked up that seemingly never ending hill....once. I took the tram the rest of the time. Save your energy you'll need for the rest of the hills and steps that you're forced to climb and take this tram! It is pretty pricey for each trip, so make sure you have a Lisboa card or another form of transport card.

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San Ramon, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We rode Elevador da Gloria up to the Bairro Alto district. The ride is only a few minutes, but it sure beats walking up the hill!

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Mobile, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

To visit Lisbon, we used the shareable metro card which is accepted at the Old Tram as well. Of course, you can always walk the steep calcada da Gloria from Baixa. Taking the tram proved to be an efficient way to reach the Miradouro de Sao Pedro de Alcantara depuis la Praca dos Restauradores... It rewards you with a great... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

The view from the platform at the top is stunning, but be aware the queues to ride the lift up are frequently very long. We took the Elevadar da Gloria up the top and then walked to the viewing platform, as this took less time.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

The elevador ride was a neat experience, but it was very short and crowded. Our ride was included in the metro card we purchased, whereas we would have had to pay a fee otherwise. It takes you to a very nice overlook, which is great for pictures. However, this is something I would probably only do one time.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

The arquitecture alone is great. To me... not worth the wait. Go to subway.. take escalotors to top and walk to Carmo church 5 minutes.. much better and free.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

It offers the opportunity to go up and down between Restauradores and Bairro Alto. This trip of over 250 meters begins next to the Palace Foz and ends at the viewpoint of São Pedro de Alcantara. The space for passengers consists of two benches placed back to the windows and the lift takes about a minute and a half to... More 

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