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Elevador da Bica

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Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
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Address: Rua da Bica de Duarte Belo, Lisbon 1200-054, Portugal
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US$ 49.14*
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Family Tour: Essential Lisbon
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US$ 29.48*
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Lisbon Combo: Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Four Routes Including Tram
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Downtown Lisbon Walking Tour

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A bit of a step back in time but a funny little ride. It makes getting up to the top of the hill a lot easier than walking.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Barry E
Reading, United Kingdom
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Reading, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A bit of a step back in time but a funny little ride. It makes getting up to the top of the hill a lot easier than walking.

Thank Barry E
Torpoint, United Kingdom
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266 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is well worth the 3.7 euros - or included in a metro or Lisboa ticket! Great fun and lovely photos!

Thank Scotuk
Bedford, United Kingdom
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191 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This funicular connects the Rua de Sao Paulo with Calcada do Combro/Rua do Loreto and is operated by Carris (so your Lisboa Card gives you a free ride). The route up the narrow street is quite long and scenic, passing a lot of interesting side streets. However, when you get to the top there is not much there to see... More 

Thank w0tcha
London, United Kingdom
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708 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Elevador da Bica is the funicular which runs between Rua de Sao Paulo and Rua do Loreto. The funicular works by two trams travelling in opposite directions. It's over 100 years' old.

Thank Nomadman411978
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41 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The train itself and the street are interesting. It best to walk up/down the street and enjoy the view and the trams. Not worth paying that much for such a short tram ride. Best option is to get the 0.5 eur Viva card and load it with a day pass or a normal ticket then use it on the Gkoria... More 

Thank Andrei M
Lisbon, Portugal
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3 reviews
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Lisbon has a slower pace compared to other European cities and you can only appreciate it like that. Walking, looking at the urban plan, going to the different sights in the Seven hills' town, talking to people, enjoying our finest cuisine and wines at a typycal restaurant... We will open our arms to you. Feel like you are in your... More 

Thank Tonypoo
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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214 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

This funicular follows a steep side street and as such, offers no real view either during the ride or once at the top. The one advantage it does have over the other funiculars is that one car is always in a locked station out of hours so this car has no graffiti on it. Wait for it at the bottom,... More 

Thank MrThomas1981
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Quite a cosy, small tram, and the round trip cost more than our round trip to Belem by train, but its an experience. Sadly the tram itself was covered in graffiti.

Thank Chalmers30
Manchester, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Our Viagem cards meant this short trip was included - €3.60 would have been quite expensive for the trip on its own - and it was definitely worth it. The kids loved it and the views were great at the top.

Thank Mark G
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Would recommend not to ride but to go down, better at sunset. The view is picturesque, and you will not be tired.

Thank Юлия М

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