Lisbon has typical means of transport that date back to the 19th century, such as elevators and funiculars that help us to go up the city’s hills. Among the 9 historic elevators, 4 are still in use, today and have been considered national monuments since 2002. Enjoy a unique experience in Lisbon and its inner-city means of transport of a special kind: lifts that connect the neighborhoods of the city located on different levels.
Start with a ride in the Bica funicular, built in 1892, which connects the Ribeira Market neighborhood with the 16th-century Bairro Alto, the center of the nightlife.
Afterward, cross Camões Square decorated with beautiful cobblestones and head to the Elevator of Santa Justa, a neogothic construction from 1902. The terrace offers you a fantastic panoramic view over the city.
Then visit the magnificent 16. century Igreja de São Roque, a Jesuit church fully covered with gilded woodcarvings, marble, and tiles. A masterpiece of the baroque style is the holy chapel São João Baptista.
Behind the church, there is the viewpoint of S. Pedro de Alcantâra. The upper town is one of the 7 hills of Lisbon. From here you have a chance to see the other 3 hills and the northern districts.
The funicular Gloria, the second oldest, inaugurated in 1885 is one that will take you to Restauradores square at the city center by the main square Rossio and at the beginning of the elegant Liberty Avenue.