The Anonymous Widower

Lisbon’s Trams

I explored Lisbon’s trams are best described like the hymn book as a mixture of ancient and modern.

The modern ones are typical of many towns and cities in the world, but the vintage ones are probably unique. I can’t find any information on the age of the trams, but I seem to think some date from before the First World War. I think they might originally have been made in the UK, but they look now to have been fitted with up-to-date electric systems.

I rode the trams by purchasing a 24 hour ticket, which also allowed me to use the Metro and the buses. It cost me €6.50, which must be one of the cheapest entry fees to a transport museum. You use your paper ticket like an Oyster card.

I found this useful information in the Lonely Planet guide to Lisbon.

Don’t leave the city without riding tram 28 from Largo Martim Moniz or tram 12 from Praça da Figueira through the narrow streets of the Alfama.

I did that and many of pictures were taken on route 28.

On that route 28, the tram climbed some quite steep inclines almost like a mountain goat.

One thing I did was sit at the back and look backwards to the way we had come.

But whatever you do, any visit to Lisbon is not complete without a ride on the trams.

March 31, 2013 - Posted by | Transport | , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. […] it runs a mixture of modern and heritage trams, which I’ve only seen done on a big scale in Lisbon, where like Blackpool, the heritage trams are a tourist […]

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