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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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Fun form of public transportation if you've not tried a funicular before

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Hong Kong, China
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Hailsham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a tram that goes up and down Calcada da Gloria. At the bottom and across the street is the Hard Roick. The hill is steep and the tram is adjusted to the angle of the incline. It is interesting but watch out for the pickpocketers, they are everywhere there is a crowded environment.

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Lansing, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't know why you'd pay the high price to do this in cash. Much less if you using your zapping/Metro card. If you want to get up to the Bairro Alto, this is an easy way to get up.

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Toronto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Basically, this is like a tram that goes up and down a hill. We tried it because our hotel is next to it and we had a 24 hour transit pass. Otherwise, able-bodied healthy people can easily walk up the hill before the tram does. I was amazed at how many people lined up or waited inside for the elevador... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Very typical of its era. Definitely worth using if you have one of the €6 travel cards. Short ride takes about a minute and a half. Gets you to the top of the steep hill very quickly, where there is a panoramic view of the city.

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Bordeaux, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

You got to Lisboa few trams. The famous line 28. And this one. Taking you up on the Bairro Alto district. Ticket for 2 at 7,20€ for 4 travels. 2 travels up and 2 travels down. You really need to do it.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

First time on a funicular railway. Beautifully restored vehicle but the graffiti all over it was shameful. V short ride but enjoyed it

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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.