Gloria Funicular in Lisbon

May 18, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Gloria FunicularGloria FunicularThe Gloria Funicular (in Portuguese, Elevador da Glória) is one of three active funiculars operating in Lisbon, Portugal. It carries passengers from the west side of the Avenida da Liberdade, in Restauradores Square, to Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara, in the barrio Alto section of town.

It was opened on October 24, 1885 and was originally powered by water before being converted to steam in 1886 and finally to electricity in 1915.

For me, seeing and riding the funiculars was one of the highlights of our visit to Lisbon.  Funiculars, also called "lifts", "elevators", or "ascensors", are basically short trolleys designed to take people up and down steep inclines.  With its many hills, Lisbon is an ideal place to find not one, but three different funiculars.

Gloria FunicularGloria FunicularThe Gloria Funicular (in Portuguese, Elevador da Glória) is one of three active funiculars operating in Lisbon, Portugal. It carries passengers from the west side of the Avenida da Liberdade, in Restauradores Square, to Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara, in the barrio Alto section of town.

It was opened on October 24, 1885 and was originally powered by water before being converted to steam in 1886 and finally to electricity in 1915.

The Gloria Funicular (in Portuguese, Elevador da Glória) is one of three active funiculars operating in Lisbon, Portugal.  It carries passengers from the west side of the Avenida da Liberdade, in Restauradores Square, to Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara, in the barrio Alto section of town.

It was opened on October 24, 1885 and was originally powered by water before being converted to steam in 1886 and finally to electricity in 1915.

Gloria FunicularGloria FunicularThe Gloria Funicular (in Portuguese, Elevador da Glória) is one of three active funiculars operating in Lisbon, Portugal. It carries passengers from the west side of the Avenida da Liberdade, in Restauradores Square, to Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara, in the barrio Alto section of town.

It was opened on October 24, 1885 and was originally powered by water before being converted to steam in 1886 and finally to electricity in 1915.

Click on any photo to open it in the gallery where you can download, pin, like, or share it.  Click here to see other photos of the Gloria Funicular in my Portugal gallery. You may also want to read my blog postings on the Bica Funicular, the Santa Justa Lift, and the Trolleys of Lisbon.

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Gloria FunicularGloria FunicularThe Gloria Funicular (in Portuguese, Elevador da Glória) is one of three active funiculars operating in Lisbon, Portugal. It carries passengers from the west side of the Avenida da Liberdade, in Restauradores Square, to Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara, in the barrio Alto section of town.

It was opened on October 24, 1885 and was originally powered by water before being converted to steam in 1886 and finally to electricity in 1915.
 


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