Lisbon’s Newest Public Transportation Project Is an Elevator. In 2017, the Portuguese capital is set to gain an unusual new piece of public transit infrastructure. It’s not a metro or streetcar line or even a bike-share scheme, but an elevator burrowed into one of its hillsides. The elevator, to be run by the city’s transit authority, will run from the quayside of the River Tagus up the steep slope to the city’s cathedral, located on a hillside overlooking the bay. A new cruise ship terminal is due to be opened in the next few years along the quayside, and given that many cruise ship passengers are older, the elevator could also motivate them to go deeper into the city to sightsee and shop. Read Feargus O’Sullivan’s story on Citylab, 23 June 2016 [googlemaps http://www.google.com/maps/d/embed?mid=1IDjDOhpDVhZlCDPh0nbDq0UjaTk&w=853&h=640]
Elevador Santa Justa is a popular tourist attraction – and a relatively expensive way to get from Chiado to Bairro alto – especially if you have visited the elevator al ready. And one more thing. During the high season expect a lot of people waiting to get up. Instead do like us locals and use the free elevators (and public toilets if needed) in the Armazens do Chiado shopping center next door.
When we take our friends to Miradouro da Senhora do Monte and point at Bairro Alto on the opposite hill and tell our friends that we walk there in less than 15 minutes they think we’re lying. But they don’t know about the Baixa-Castelo Elevator and the elevator in the Armazens do Chiado shopping center 🙂
Escalators will link in 2017 Martim Moniz to the Castle of Lisbon The Municipal Enterprise Mobility and Parking Lisbon (EMEL) reported on Friday that the escalators that will link the square Martim Moniz to São Jorge Castle will be operating “at the end of 2016 / early 2017”. One of the 3 escalators connects Martim Moniz and the Castle of St. George. This will open by the end of 2017. The news about this and two more connections was published in Observador on 20 May 2017. Read more here
A: Escadinhas da Saúde, from Mouraria to Rua Marquês Ponte de Lima
B: Escadinhas do Palácio da Rosa, from Marquês de Ponte de Lima and Costa do Castelo
C: Escadinhas de São Lourenço the already existing stair Rua da Costa do Castelo inside Castelo de São Jorge
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