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The historic elevators of Lisbon

Toursby.AGIC Elevador da Bica

Lisbon is a unique city with means of transport such as elevators, electric cars and cable cars that date back to the 19th century and help us to climb the hills. Among the 9 elevators only 4 arrived to the 21st century and since 2002 and they´re considered as national monuments.
The Elevator da Bica inaugurated in 1892 was used by workers and saleswomen from the Ribeira Market. Along 283 meters the cable car will drive us to Bairro Alto (Upper Town) the favorite quarter for night life, being the Largo do Camões the meeting point among the locals to begin the evening program. The next stop for one of the best views over down town will be at the Elevador Santa Justa (this one a real vertical elevator!) We continue passing by the nice belvedere S. Pedro de Alcântara before going down, taking the Elevador da Glória. Since our marry- go- round tour is not over yet we are going to get our last and the oldest cable car – Lavra inaugurated in 1884. On your way to the Down Town we will pass by the house of Amália and Camões, both important personalities in Portuguese culture.

  • The Tour lasts 3 hours and includes a guide service
  • Difficulty level (from 1 to 5) – 2.5
  • Reduced mobility is not advised
  • Comfortable footwear is recommended
  • Meeting point at the hotel or city center
Toursby.AGIC Elevador Santa Justa

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