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A trip on these funiculars are inherent part of any journey to Portugal’s capital city. Lisbon’s steep terrain has led to the funicular railroad complementing the city’s network of public transport. The funiculars or elevadores, an institution on their own, are a popular mode of travelling to the city’s panoramic viewpoints.

Elevador da Bica in Lisbon started operation in 1892 and is known to be the only funicular plying a steep road route through narrow alleys.The funicular climbs Rua da Bica for some 200 metres, and eventually pulls into the Miradouro de Santa Catarina. The ride allows visitors to enjoy a glimpse of Lisbon’s oldest and quaint neighbourhood, Bairro Alto, and locals going about daily lives.

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