The electric tram network (Rede de eléctricos de Lisboa) is an easy way to see historic Lisbon. Tram No. 28 is the most famous as the journey takes you through the steep winding streets of the old town.
We were advised by a seasoned tourist to catch a tram at the bottom of the hill up to the castle and then walk down through the old quarter. Easier on the legs – they were right!
I was so absorbed looking out of the window at the old buildings, imagining life years ago before this area became “trendy” with tourists I failed to notice my hubby, daughter and son-in-law had got off the tram until it had pulled away. Luckily, I persuaded the driver to stop before the next stop to let me off. The idea of getting separated and ultimately lost in Lisbon was not a happy one.
If you are visiting Lisbon here is a useful website which you may find of interest. www.lisbonweekendguild.com/Lisbon-information/Lisbon_tram_route.html
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