Elevador da Bica

Take one of the most iconic trips in Lisbon on a tram that climbs a few hundred inspiring and very photogenic metres up a steep slope with the Tagus in the background.

If you want a unique experience in Lisbon, take the Elevador da Bica.

The most photographed funicular in Lisbon, due to the dramatic contrast between the steep route and the river in the background, this is one of the city’s greatest attractions. It connects Largo do Calhariz to Rua de São Paulo in a heady descent possible on foot but an ascent only suitable for the hardy.

Decorated by artists and witness to the vibrant nightlife in Rua da Bica, the tram seems to share the excitement of the rest of the city during the Festas Populares.

Deemed a national monument since 2002 and in operation for a century, try and photograph the two trams as they cross, with the colourful houses and flowery verandas the perfect backdrop.

One of the most memorable images you’ll take with you.

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