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Address: Calcada da Gloria, Lisbon, Portugal
Phone Number: 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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Old Tram Ride Up the Hill

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Lisbon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It"s a few minutes drive that feel a bit like a rollercoaster while sparing you and exhausting walk up (or down) the hill. The ticket is fairly expensive compared to the durations, but it really makes things more convenient.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good way of getting up the hill. Very busy but good fun. Little bit expensive as we had to buy two way trip ticket even though we only wanted a single

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Tangier, Morocco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its a most live experience in Lisbon. The ticket thought is expensive, 3,6 euros for a 3 minutes ride.

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Hailsham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

A short ride in a very old tram was good fun and gives u a good taste of traditional lisbon. However it's very expensive at over €3 for a single trip. However we used our viva viagem transport card which is only €6 for 24hrs travel on public transport and the lifts and elevadors are included. It saved a steep... More 

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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Great way to get up to the top but make sure you buy a metro card. We bought a 24hr pass for 6€ and used it to ride Gloria, the trams, metro plus the Santa Justa elevator which is great value. Worth a ride up a very very steep hill

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

The Elevador da Gloria is a three-minute funicular tram ride that takes you from Baixa (near Rossio Station) up to Bairro Alto. It's usually packed and has become very expensive - over 3.5 euros for a single trip. If there are 3 or 4 of you, a taxi would be a lot cheaper

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Elevador da Gloria is a funicular line that connects Praca dos Restauradores to the elevated location of Miradouro Sao Pedro de Alcantara up the hill at Bairro Alto. The line was installed here in 1885. The ride is 265 metres and cost is (€3.60) per person. You pay significantly less if you use a Metro "zapping" card but I can't... More 

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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.