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Address: Calcada da Gloria, Lisbon, Portugal
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+351 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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Saves you a big climb and great views from the top

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 11, 2016
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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Ramsbottom, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
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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Randers, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

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 November 18, 2016

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 November 18, 2016

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 November 17, 2016

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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