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Address: Calcada da Gloria, Lisbon, Portugal
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+351 21 363 2044
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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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....but short - if fit you can easily walk it! Round trip tickets only. Larger than the Bica elevador but much shorter trip. Unfortunately both trams were covered in graffiti (as... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

....but short - if fit you can easily walk it! Round trip tickets only. Larger than the Bica elevador but much shorter trip. Unfortunately both trams were covered in graffiti (as is much of Lisbon). The Mirador at the top gives great sunset views and has booths serving drinks.

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The best way to get to the top of the hill. We travelled on this the first day we arrived when we bought the one day travel card for €6. We saw a sign saying a sing journey was €3.80, so definitely but the day pass. At the top of the hill the views of the city are breathtaking. There... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The car is very pretty to take photos of, and for a couple of minutes you have a wow moment. However, this wears off very quickly and certainly isn't worth the price to travel in it!

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Dallas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unless you need to save your legs and this is the path you're on, I wouldn't waste the money riding this. I road it down, and you don't really have much of a view. The ride takes just a few minutes, so the path isn't really very long. I actually walked up the hill again the next day, and I... More 

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great old fashioned tram. Use your Metro pass for a value trip. No queues when we visited in January.

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Ramsbottom, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

Walking back to our apartment we came across this funicular train up the hill and were able to use our travel cards . There is no view but an attractive was to travel up a very steep hill !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Great experience, mulled wine at top. Spectacular views. No more to be said. Good trip And free on travel card.

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

We had planned to visit Barra Alto area so decided to get the Gloria elevator up. Great value if you have your travel card which is €6.5 first time you by for a day the €6 there after- but remember to keep the card as its recharged. Certainly saved a big walk!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

In hand we proceeded to experience all the elevadors and funiculars Lisbon has to offer. Gloria is located downtown on Restauradores Square we essentially just jumped in and enjoyed the ride up and down the hill- 1000 (1 million?) percent better than hauling selves up 100s of steps, that's for sure. On the Gloria there was also a gallery of... More 

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Hudson, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

My hotel was on top of the hill at the terminus of this funny yellow street car. For most of the day, I walked up and down the hill instead of taking this antique as a mode of transportation. People were lined up to ride this thing up the hill. Finally, at the end of the day, with my feet... More 

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