The funicular system of Lisbon consists of four elevators. We rode two of them: the Gloria funicular and Santa Justa Lift.
Gloria funicular is very much like riding a tram, but the descent or ascent goes diagonally. It is also as crowded as a tram.
Santa Justa Elevator is different than the other funiculars because it’s a vertical one. And it doesn’t look like a tram, instead it’s a huge and very old-fashioned elevator. Reaching the top leads to a lookout with panoramic views of Lisbon.
Hubby complained a lot as we queued for both funiculars. I feel though that they were worth checking out – at least once – to get a feel of what the ado was all about.
The funiculars are natonal monuments, and tourist magnets. They are also around a century old.