"Elevador da Gloria" Ascensor da Glória Tip by Birsen

Ascensor da Glória, Lisbon: 12 reviews and 22 photos

  Elevador da Gloria
by Birsen

Glória Funicular is one of the funiculars existent in Lisbon, right downtown, most precisely on the Restauradores Square. It makes the connection between this square and Bairro Alto (literally High Quarter) on a 265 metres journey up or down the hill.

When you go out of the funicular you will find on the right side the S. Pedro de Alcântara belvedere, from where you get a magnificent view of downtown Lisbon and the magical St. George Castle. Just across the road, slightly to the right, at Rua de S. Pedro de Alcântara, nos.39-49, lies the Instituto do Vinho do Porto, where a vast range of port-wines may be tasted and purchased in the sumptuous surroundings of the Palácio Ludovice (1749).

The Glória funicular opened on 24 October, 1885, and since then two funiculars have been going up and down, carrying locals and tourists on a journey though not being particularly rich in landscape, is still unique and very nice!

It recently started to give service after the renovation( Sep 16 2007). We took this elevator instead of taking Elevador Santa Justa (wich is very touristy and expensive 5 ?). The good thing is when you get off you find yourself already up in Barrio Alto and with a short walk you can visit top of the Elevador de Santa Justa and enjoy the beautiful city views. Later on walking down to Rossio is very easy and fun.

tix: 1.3 ? or free with unlimited 7 Colinas

Directions: Restauradores
Website: http://carris.transporteslisboa.pt/en/ascensor-da-gloria/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 2, 2007
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