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Albufeira beach lift not working?

Albufeira, Portugal
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Albufeira beach lift not working?

The Albufeira beach lift has broken down. It's being said that the council has no money with which to fix it and it may remain out of service indefinitely. Back to using the steps everyone!

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11. Re: Albufeira beach lift not working?

Almost opposite the Rocamar Hotel above Peneco beach (Praia do Peneco), the escalators are located at Fishermans Beach (Praia dos Pescadores), effectively at opposite ends of the beach.

Have a look at google maps

Albufeira, Portugal
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12. Re: Albufeira beach lift not working?

The Google Maps satellite view is very old and does not show the lift, but if you look very carefully at the western end of the beach you can see the construction site.

Here's a picture of the lift http://1drv.ms/1mieXsR - the Rocamar hotel is opposite the top, the Restaurante is O Penedo.

Neither does it show the escalators. These go up the cliff from the Largo 25 de Abril, which in the Google view is only just being laid out where once the fishermen's sheds and the fish market were. Google pictures were probably taken in 2008. Look carefully and you will see a flight of narrow steps up thecliff on the right. They have gone, replaced by twin flights of escalators. They are visible on the 'Street View' option.

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13. Re: Albufeira beach lift not working?

Great for those who an walk, I still can't believe that patrons who are disabled have to be wheel chaired down the "cliff of death" to the main square.

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14. Re: Albufeira beach lift not working?

lol but not funny also, never thought of it from a disabled persons pov

15. Re: Albufeira beach lift not working?

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