"LIsbon's most impressive tramway: no.28" Trams Tip by vibi68

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The Lisbon's trams, called here "electricos", represent the charm of old shiny machines which give the city its authentic flavor. Classified in three categories, they could be: old trams of limited seats of true charm, the new and modern ones with a roomy design and air conditioning and last the elevators which make it possible to go up the hills without being tired. The tram is a good means to discover the city, especially the line no. 28, a really sympathetic course which rides along in the old districts, and ends with a passage close to the Castelo de Sao Jorge. Many of the trams pass by Praça do Comercio so the choice of rides there, is no problem. The elevators are quite astonishing with their intricate designs and great view over the city. In addition to the charming aspect of all those means of transportation, they make it possible to assemble practically and logically most of the slopes and rising streets to get around and espacially, up. They really give a feeling of being part of the historical city's inheritance. Even if not being the most comfortable ones, especially when really crownded on a hot summer day, the wooden tramways are the ones not to be missed. They bump and jump and stop sometimes at what seems endless intersections lights, but the tram no. 28 riding from Martim Moniz to the Castelo Sao Jorge, has to be one of the most singular experience of Lisbon.

Address: All over the old historical city
Directions: Carris is the public transport company managing the trams, you will find Carris map in all metro station and at the Tourism office
Phone: 213 61 30 00
Website: http://www.carris.pt/en/index.php

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 6, 2005
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