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To really experience Lisbon in a novel and romantic fashion, hop onboard the number 28 tram. These bright yellow streetcars shake, rattle and roll their way over the city's most picturesque... Read More
To really experience Lisbon in a novel and romantic fashion, hop onboard the number 28 tram. These bright yellow streetcars shake, rattle and roll their way over the city's most picturesque neighbourhoods to follow a meandering track past monuments, museums and miradouros (viewpoints). The tram connects Martim Moniz in the Baixa (downtown) district with Campo Ourique, an area west of the city centre. Along the way, the carriage trundles by under the shadow of landmarks like São Vicente de Fora in Alfama and the Sé (cathedral). Further on it snakes around Praça Luís de Camões in Chiado, one of the capital's prettiest squares, before hissing and creaking towards leafy Estrela, known for its church and landscaped gardens. And the best thing about the journey is that once you've reached the end of the line, you can do the same excursion in reverse.
- Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: The city's tram (eléctrico) network has diminished over the years, but the 28 service is an authentic reminder of yesteryear Lisbon.
- Best for Sightseeing Because: This is not an official sightseeing tram. Instead tram 28 is part of the public transport system which means the experience is genuine and authentic.