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“Still running, still delightful”
Review of Sintra Tram

Sintra Tram
Ranked #14 of 73 things to do in Sintra
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

The Sintra tram still runs using nearly 100 year old trams. it only runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It take about 35 minutes and brings you down to a delightful little beach. Must be wonderful in Summer in fine weather to take the tram down and spend a few hours before returning after a day at the seaside. In Summer they occasionally run an open sided special tram.

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Reviewed January 26, 2013

The elusive Electrico de Sintra is a true piece of living history. This is a rare opportunity to ride 1904 vintage J. G. Brill 9 bench open tram. Electrico de Sintra primarily operates during high summer (mid-July to September) on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.In 2012 trams ran every 55 minutes with a one-way trip taking 45 minutes.

From the Sintra train station exit to the right, go straight ahead, cross the one-block pedestrian street and head up to the traffic circle. The tram terminal is on the left. Fare is two Euros. At Praia Das Macas there are food places near the tram terminal and a beach on the Atlantic Ocean. This tram line survives as a prestige heritage attraction, but does have history of off an on operation.

Boarding the tram requires some climbing as this is a 1904 vintage tram.

On the Camara Municipal de Sintra web site the Portuguese language timetable is usually the most accurate.

http://www.cm-sintra.pt/Artigo.aspx?ID=3193

2  Thank Bill R
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

Well... The main problem is that it doesn't works most of the year, only during Summer. And the other problem is that it's only one tram. Although the ride from Sintra to Praia das Maças is amazing, you might quit waiting for it before it comes.

1  Thank PSG_pt
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

Slow and calm. I think this is the best way to described one of the most peculiar's way to get aroud Sintra. you will see the sights, talk to people and have a safe journey...
Relaxand enjoy

1  Thank BarteoMUNUS
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

This is a fun and scenic way to get to the beach from town. It only runs on weekends. Sat/Sun, at least, get there plenty early. We arrived about half an hour early and didn't get on. They only run every hour. The next Friday the crowd was much smaller and we had no problem.

3  Thank wyliefool
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