Public transportation. Finally! They seemed only to hang on the tram I was on, so I never was able to take a picture of the (mostly very young) people hanging on the back of the tram to get a free ride. It looked very dangerous on times, in the narrow streets, or when cars were parked very close to the rails, but it didn't seemed to worry these kids. When the tram stopped, they jumped off of it, when it started to drive, they ran and jumped, holding themselfs most time just with a few fingers on a small opening near the doors or on a rope that was swinging at the back of the vehicle. Driving to Estrela I finally managed to take this picture.
Public transportation, interior of an old tram. Although it is very tough driving (the driver has to swing his left arm all the time, can't be very healthy) I do hope they won't dissapear because with the wood, the windows you can open and lean out, the specific noise they make on the iron railways... this tram reminds me of days long gone... little bit a taste of nostalgy I think. No I am not TháT old!
Public transport, famous old nostalgic tram. Number 28 takes you up through the Alfama area through Craça area and back to Martim Moniz. If you like railways, you sure like to take a ride in this one. One day, the tram was out of order for quite some time and the driver had to catch up his lost time (bad tempered because it was the last drive of the night). I don't think he was very happy getting home too late, but we sure had a funny memory about his driving, wowwww! Helter Skelter!
We mainly walked around Lisbon and used the tranvia and the bus sice parking places were hard to find especialy. Rideing the tranvia was fun it was like ridding a rollercoster, the traks go down narrow street so its suspensful thinking you might hit a wall or a parked car...jaja and we even got to see how some people hitched a ride by hanging on the back.. and met alot of people from all over the world .
One of the best ways to get around the city is to travel in this electric trams. There is a mix between old and new trams throughout the city.
Faster, more comfortable, with air conditioner, noise reduction, but... not good to appreciate the sights.
One way to get around Lisbon is by using the electric trams that plod about the streets. We witnessed several tram jams. They are not too quick so don't expect do get anywhere fast. But they are cool
wander in the city on one of these, for the fun, for the old atmosphere and don't be intimidated if you see a woman driving it!
lisbon has a good network of trams that really ads to the charm of town.
they are very convenient for getting around the old part of lisbon and as cheap as they are charming.
You can book a tour on an old red tram - good value and an easy way to see a lot quickly when its hot.
Old yellow trams run normal services. Again, great to jump on to get up hills!
Take the 'electrico', which is the antique tram still used in the city. In particular route #28 is very scenic, and will take you from Alfama, past Se and Baixa to Chiado, Bairro Alto and Estrela.
There is 5 tram lines in Lisbon. One of the the most famous numer 28 takes you to the old district Alfama. It is a nice experience to travel by the Lisbon's trams and being there you have to do it.
This is another of those trams. This one was captured just around my hotel. As I say, moving around Lisbon is very easy and affordable.
You should take tram No.28 for a good ride from Baixa, trundling east into the Alfama or west into the Birro Alto.
I'm not sure what this was all about, but it seemed to be for children and it's not every day you see a tram being driven by Santa, so thought it worth a mention.