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This is the most representative transportation in Lisboa. I love this carrs. The tile is because this is the sign in the carr, maybe is the final destination of this via.

Here some information about this nice carrs;
Lisbon has three working street funiculars and one street elevator which allow its citizens and visitors to move to and from its hilly districts more easily. All are operated by Carris, the Lisbon city transport undertaking.
The Lavra funicular was the first street funicular in the world. It opened on 19 April 1884 and carried 3000 people, free of charge, on that day alone. Originally water-powered, it was converted to electricity in 1915. It runs from the eastern side of the Avenida da Liberdade at a 25% gradient for 180 metres to the Torel district. Originally it operated on a water counter-weight system, but was subsequently electrified. Hours of operation are 0700-2245, every day except Sunday, when the opening time is 0900. To reach the bottom of the funicular, turn right off the Avenida da Liberdade, whilst heading north, into the Largo da Anunciada. This turning is slightly further up the Avenida than the main tourist office in Restauradores, on the opposite side of the road. The Lavra funicular is to be found about 100 yards along the Largo da Anunciada. The route was closed from 21 June to 5 July, 2006 following an accident but it is now back in service.

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