Trolleys and More



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How many means of transportation can you use in your home town? Lisbon has several, and the city's old school trolleys are just the beginning. For a little less than €4, you can buy a one-day pass for unlimited use of the Carris transportation system. Look for the yellow Carris stand on Praca da Figueira. Once you've got it, this tour will take you up, over, and all around.

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Day 1 - Lisbon


Today will be a typical Lisbon day. From the Praca do Comercio, go through the arch of the Rua Augusta and look for the line of people on Rua Conceicao, that's where the 28 trolley will sweep you up to the Alfama. You can get off at any stop to snap photos or visits sites along the way, like the Sé Cathedral and the Castelo de Sao Jorge. Take a break at the Miradouro de Santa Luzia, look out to the domed pantheon Santa Engracia in the distance, and in the opposite direction you'll see what you'll be getting closer to tomorrow, the Ponte 25 de Abril. If you want to get a better look at Santa Engracia, continue on your way. Then head back to where you started, riding the trolley to the Baixa quarter for some flat walking, window shopping, and pastry eating in the direction of the Elevador Santa Justa. Enjoy the up and down ride in the early evening to watch the sky intensify, and walk back to your hotel.


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Arco da Rua Augusta

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Location:

Baixa Pombalina
Praça do Comércio; Rua Augusta
Lisbon, Portugal

Contact:

tel: 351 21 346 3658 (Tourist information)


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Sé (Cathedral)

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Location:

Largo da Sé
Lisbon, Portugal

Contact:

tel: +351 (0)21 886 6752


3

Miradouro de Santa Luzia

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Location:

Rua do Limoeiro
1100-487 Lisbon, Portugal

Contact:

tel: +351 21 031 2700(Tourist Information)


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Igreja de Santa Engrácia-Panteão Nacional

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Location:

Campo de Santa Clara
1100-471 Lisbon, Portugal

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tel: +351 (0)21 885 4820


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Castelo de São Jorge

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Location:

Porta de São Jorge, Rua do Chão da Feira
1100-129 Lisbon, Portugal

Contact:

tel: 351 21 120 5050 (Tourist information)
fax: +351 21 887 5695


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Elevador de Santa Justa

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Location:

Rua da Santa Justa & Largo do Carmo
1100-483 Lisbon, Portugal

Contact:

tel: +351 (0)21 361 3054


Day 2 - Lisbon


Zip over to the Belem quarter on the modern E15 trolley. As you come into Belem, ponder the 25 of April bridge before visiting the Museu Nacional dos Coches where you'll jump into the past's luxurious horse carriages. Enjoy the parks and squares, and start your evening in the Bairro Alto via Elevador da Gloria and to the Miradouro de Sao Pedro de Alcantar.


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Museu Nacional dos Coches

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Praca Afonso de Albuquerque
1300-044 Lisbon, Portugal

Contact:

tel: +351 (0)21 361 0850
fax: +351 (0)21 363 2503


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A Commenda

Location:

Centro Cultural de Belém
Praça do Império
1449-003 Lisbon, Portugal

Contact:

tel: 351 21 364 8561
fax: 351 21 364 8590


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Ponte 25 de Abril

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Location:

Ponte 25 de Abril
Rio do Tagus
Lisbon, Portugal

Contact:

tel: +351 21 031 2700(Tourist Information)


4

Elevador da Glória

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Location:

Calçada da Glória
1269-124 Lisbon, Portugal

Contact:

tel: +351 21 031 2700(Tourist Information)


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Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara

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Location:

Rua de São Pedro de Alcântara
Lisbon, Portugal

Contact:

tel: +351 21 031 2700(Tourist Information)


Day 3 - Lisbon


Use the speedy metro to get over to the Parque das Nacoes (Metro Oriente). Walk along the river with the Vasco da Gama bridge in the background, until the you reach the cable car. Swing back in the direction of the Oceanario for a dive in the huge aquarium. The big tanks and displays here really make you feel like you're under the sea.


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Parque das Nações

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Avenida D. Joao II
Lote 1.07.2.1
1998-014 Lisbon, Portugal

Contact:

tel: +351 (0)21 891 9020
fax: +351 (0)21 891 9878


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Oceanário de Lisboa

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Location:

Esplanada D.Carlos I - Doca dos Olivais
Doca dos Olivais
1900-005 Lisbon, Portugal

Contact:

tel: +351 (0)21 891 7002/06
fax: +351 (0)21 895 5762


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Bugix

Location:

Rua D. Fuas Roupinho - Parque das Nações
Lisbon, Portugal

Contact:

tel: 351 21 895 1181
fax: 351 21 895 1180


Day 4 - Lisbon, Almada


This morning take a short ride up then down the Elevador do Lavra. There are several blocks of residential streets at the top, and the best part about Lavra is the round-trip. Head towards the Tagus. Make it down to the Mercado da Ribeira where you can pick up some goodies. After lunch, you'll take a ferry from the nearby Cais do Sodre train station over to the Cristo Rei to ride the elevator all the way up. From the top you can look back on where you've been transporting yourself about!


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Elevador do Lavra

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Location:

Calçada do Lavra
1150-208 Lisbon, Portugal

Contact:

tel: +351 21 031 2700(Tourist Information)


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Cristo Rei

Location:

Alto do Pragal
2800 Almada, Portugal

Contact:

tel: 351 21 275 1000


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