On The QT

Elevador da Gloria – Lisbon

As you all know, recently we went on a trip to Lisbon. When the opportunity arouse for us to spend a few days exploring and filming in Lisbon… We of course said yes. Lisbon is a city known for its café culture, fade music and colourful landscape. A city you will get lost exploring the cobbled streets and a city steeped in hidden gems.

Sometimes it really is the places you stumble upon that you end up remembering. When getting lost, you always stumble upon little treasures! First thing we stumbled upon was the Elevador da Gloria (Electric Tram). It opened the doors in 1885 and to the day it still climbs the unique streets of Lisbon city. It runs from Praça dos Restauradores and climbs up to a beautiful view at Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara. Be sure to hop on and climb the tiny steep streets in this traditional masterpiece

 Top Travel Tips For Lisbon:

  • Get a Lisbon city card. It is the best card for transport while exploring Lisbon. It works on the metro, buses and even the electric cable car. It also gives you discounts in various museums and attractions across the city. You can get a 24, 48 or 72 hour pass.
  • A great time to go to the castle is two hours before sunset. It gives you time to explore the castle in the daylight, while also ending your day with a beautiful sunset overlooking the colourful, vivid landscape.
  • The Alfama neighbourhood is very near the castle so slot in some time here before you go to the castle. Enjoy the beautiful cobblestoned streets, café culture and explore the traditional area of Lisbon.
  • Take a Electric tram ride …. climb the tiny steep streets in this traditional masterpiece.
  • For all sport fans, the Stadium of Light (Estadio de Lux) which you can get the metro to (just get off at the Luz stop). The Stadium of Light hosted the UFEA championship final 2014 and it also hosts the home games for SL Benefica.
  • Go to a futsal game – enjoy the atmosphere and get to know the locals.
  • One of the biggest shopping centers I have ever seen in my life is located at the metro stop for the Stadium of Light. So maybe plan a little extra time for some shopping!! (a girl has to shop… right?)
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