The cheapest and best way to get a first impression of Lisbon is a tram ride
Touristic or not we love taking the tram.
#28 is the most popular one so unless you have special preferences we suggest you to take one of the others around town.
Or go on odd hours like we usually do – especially after a dinner or drink down town. Cruising through down town late in the evening is something special.
Trams and funicular makes a city something special. Most of our favorite cities have them: Lisbon, San Francisco, Istanbul etc. – this morning we just got a list of interesting destinations in US Today’s Tram feature 🙂
Transit lines just don’t just offer a way to get around a city. Some are tourist attractions themselves, says Sam Schwartz, a transportation consultant who runs GridlockSam.com. ‘
For example, he says it’s hard not to be charmed by funiculars, hill-climbing railcars linked by cables, which first rose to prominence in the 19th century. He also has a weakness for trams and streetcars. “There’s something romantic and historic about them.”