Are you looking for a unique way to visit Lisbon? Then the 28 Lisbon tram is for you. The so-called TRAM REMODELADO they are yellow cars of the 1930, obviously with modern security systems; however, they combine the charm of tradition, with the uncomfortable polished wooden benches to accommodate themselves, and the original dials.
If you avoid peak times, perhaps entering early in the morning or late in the evening, you will be able to find a seat near the window; in this case you will not have to do anything but get comfortable (so to speak!) and, at the cost of a simple bus ride, you can take a panoramic tour of all of Lisbon.
From the terminus in Largo Martin Moniz, the tram climbs through the alleys of the popular neighborhoods up to Graça, giving a wonderful view over the whole Low. Then it comes down on Rua da Voz do Operaio, Via S.Vicente de Fora, Feira da Ladra and finally we arrive at the ancient city gate: Portas do Sol. We then move on to the beautiful Alfama district, stop at the splendid Cathedral, the Sè and then on, ready to go up the streets of the Chiado, Barrio Alto and, therefore, the Basilica of Estrela. Final stage and terminus is the district Campo Ourique, where Pessoa spent his last years, near the Cemetery dos Prazeres.
A truly incredible experience, in a go-go of ups and downs, almost as if you were on a carousel!
Single ticket (Elétricos) costs 2.90 € and can be used for the whole route. You can also buy on board the Tram. On the Tram, the integrated ticket can also be used from 6.30 € valid 24h on all means, including the underground.
The frequency of the 28 Lisbon Tram is 15 minutes (10 'at peak times and in summer).
The journey takes about 40 minutes but can increase at peak times, with traffic and when there are double-row cars!
Monday to Friday 05: 40-21: 15; Saturday 05: 45-22: 30; Sundays and holidays 06: 45-22: 30.
The times are the same throughout the year but the frequency changes. For more info, consult the official website.
Make a small sacrifice and wake up early: up to the 6: 45 you will easily find a window seat. Alternatively, the last races before closing. BE CAREFUL: many complain about the presence of pickpockets, especially in the late evening or at peak times, when there is crowd. Try to use the necessary precautions.