Calçada da Glória 6, 1250-144 Lisboa
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Mon - Fri:07:30 to 00:00Sat:09:00 to 00:00Sun:09:30 to 00:00
Ascensor da Glória
The streets and hills of Lisbon can be tough on the legs at times so it highly recommended to give the funicular of Ascensor da Glória a go if you are nearby. These are not to be confused with trams, which are an entirely different mode of transport. Think of funiculars more as ski-lifts on land and you will get the picture!
Opened for public use in 1885, the system was altered to use an electric engine instead of steam in 1915. It is a largely enjoyable experience to cruise on the jerky tramline at an incline of 17.7%, although it can get a little cramped at times. Sardines in a tin seemed an appropriate metaphor!
Route: Praça Restauradores – S. Pedro de Alcântara
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday: 7:15 am to 11:55 pm.
Saturday: 8:45 a.m. -11.55 pm
Sunday and holiday: 9:15 am – 11:55 pm.
Timetable in pdf format:
Restorers – S. Pedro Alcântara (ascending)
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