Lisbon has typical means of transport that date back to the 19th century, such as elevators and funiculars that help us climb the city’s hills. Of the 9 lifts, 4 are still in use today and have been considered national monuments since 2002. Experience a unique feature of Lisbon and an inner-city means of transport of a special kind: lifts that connect the parts 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 with its beautiful cobblestones and go to the Elevator of Santa Justa, a neogothic construction from 1902, with a terrace, which offers you a fantastic panoramic view of the city.
Then visit the magnificent 16. century Jesuit church – Igreja de São Roque, decorated with tiles, with the holy chapel São João Baptista, a masterpiece of the baroque style, fully covered with gilded woodcarvings.
Behind the church is the viewpoint of S. Pedro de Alcantara in Bairro Alto, the upper town. Since Lisbon is the town of 7 hills, here you have a chance to see 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 near the main square Rossio and at the beginning of the elegant Liberty Avenue.