If you would like to get to know Lisboa’s hidden secrets, without the slog of climbing its seven hills on foot, then take a ride on the no. 28 tram. This is the ideal way of discovering some of Lisbon most interesting historical sites.
Starting from Martim Moniz, the no.28 heads in the direction of the Graça neighborhood, past São Vincente de Fora Church which is worth a visit due to its imposing tiled facade.
The tram continues through Alfama, passing by some of medieval Lisboa’s most picturesque streets and squares such as Rua das Escolas Gerais and Largo das Portas do Sol.
The latter is a beautiful belvedere overlooking the river with Sao Jorge’s Castle above.
The tram now starts to climb again along the elegant Chiado hillside, stopping almost in front of the famous café A Brasileira; in Largo do Chiado, where the statue of Fernando awaits your company.
So now, you know why this tram is known as the “tourists tram”?