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Address: Calcada da Gloria, Lisbon, Portugal
Phone Number: +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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Handy at the end of the day

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
BoilerDaveNH
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Hudson, New Hampshire
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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 384 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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217 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Randers, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried all 3 of them + the lift, and I would rate them like this: 1. Ascensor da Lavra (because of the topside entrance 2. Ascensor da Bica (because of the bottom entrance and the view of the ride 3. Ascensor de Gloria (well, it is just there...) 4. Santa Justa Lift It is a MUSH to have a... More 

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We found the Funicular quite by chance and took the opportunity of having a ride. You can pay cash, 3.60 euros per person (return trip) and it takes about 5 minutes to travel on the Elevador da Gloria one way. It's nothing special, but something we thought we'd like to experience while we were here and we like old trams/transport... More 

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok it's a yellow painted tram ,and yes we all do the tourist thing and queue up patiently pay our money,get to the summit and say " is that it!!? but lets face it we all do it and to be honest I'm glad we did.... the ride takes about 5 mins.. which is easier than walking up a very... More 

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Rayleigh, Essex
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Depending on how fit you are, don't bother riding this. Follow the rails up or down the hill and then you get a good view of the Elevador de Gloria as it goes by. They were always jammed packed.

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Palo Alto, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's no reason to seek this out as an experience in and of itself. I happened to be at the top, was trying to get to the bottom, arrived just before it departed, and had an unlimited transit card. With this set of ideal circumstances, it was a no-brainer. Otherwise, though, it wasn't a particularly interesting ride, it was quite... More 

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Salema, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

We thought the cost of the ticket was worth it rather than climbing the steep hill. It's an experience worth the low cost

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Use this as part of your Lisboa card (for free) and discover a short ride up to the Bairro Alto area of LIsbon. At the top there is a night market selling hams, tiles and dried fruits (at least when I was there). The journey does not take long, but it is a feat of engineering that needs to be... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

One way this trip is no more than 3 minutes going down the hill and perhaps 5 coming back! People are crammed on and the views going down are not that good. The view from the top is good, but this can be viewed separate from the tram ride. Not the experience we expected.

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