When you walk over Lisbon, you feel the great history of the city in every building, every shop, every square, is a place full of history. One of the most noticeable signs of the historic flavour of the city, are the three historic funiculars, Gloria, Bica and the Lavra one. These are living parts of the ancient engineering and the history of Lisbon. If you take them in a second you will feel transported to another era of the city. First because the funiculars, are very well preserved but nearly an original state, and second because they travel along historical neighborhoods, that worth a travel day walking through them, like Chiado, Barrio Alto, Calhariz, etc.
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The Glória Funicular (Portuguese: Elevador da Glória) is a funicular that links Baixa (Restauradores Square) with Bairro Alto (Jardim / Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara), in Lisbon, Portugal. It is operated by Carris. The Glória Funicular was opened to the public on October 24, 1885. At first it was designed as a water-powered system, then in 1886 it was replaced by a steam-power one, and finally in 1915 it was electrified. In 2002 it was designated a National Monument.
So if you want to feel Lisbon inside you, take a funicular. And if you are a photography lover like they are perfecto to take great shots. Here you can see a couple of them of my shots from Lisbon .
The Bica Funicular (Portuguese: Elevador da Bica or Ascensor da Bica) is a funicular in Lisbon, Portugal, that forms the connection between the Calçada do Combro/Rua do Loreto and the Rua de S. Paulo. It is operated by Carris. The Bica funicular was opened on 28 June, 1892. It climbs the Rua da Bica de Duarte Belo for 245 metres from the Rua S. Paulo. The lower station of this funicular railroad is almost hidden behind a facade on the Rua de S. Paulo with the inscription "Ascensor da Bica". It was constructed by Raoul Mesnier de Ponsard and opened to the public in 1892. In 2002 it was designated a National Monument.