Thursday, July 04, 2019

Ascensor da Bica

Lisbon has several elevators connecting the upper neighborhoods with lower-lying areas. Most of them are from the early 20th century and part of regular transit operations, so a 24 hour / day pass is valid on these lines.

We took the elevator for fun, like apparently most other passengers. Locals seem to take the bus, which runs more frequently and goes farther, not just up the hill.

Riding the elevator with its creaky, wooden passenger compartment is an experience I was happy to wait 10 minutes in line for. However, had the line been much longer, we would have skipped it.

At the top near Largo Calhariz.

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