The cheapest and best way to get a first impression of Lisbon is a tram ride [caption id="attachment_22499" align="alignleft" width="205"] We use the popular tram #28 to reach Tings Lisbon on only 3 minutes walk from its stop in Graca[/caption] 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.” Check out Sam Schwartz favorite routes and lines on USA TODAY.]]>
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