An absolute icon of Lisbon, that oh-so recognisable yellow Tram 28. As early as 1873 the first tram network, with the city's first horse-drawn tram line, was put in place. The first electric tram line was put into service in 1901, with which the advance of the tram network in Lisbon really started. Nowadays there are only a few tram lines in use. Nevertheless, the tram still plays an important role for Lisbon.
Partly because of Lisbon's location on seven hills, the classic tram is an ideal way to conquer the narrow, steep streets and tight bends. Of the five lines that are still in use, four go uphill. Line 12E, 18E, 25E and 28E take you along beautiful routes and through charming streets. The most popular is of course tram 28! This line has become a real tourist attraction, especially because it follow such a beautiful route through the historical quarters of the city.
The route of tram 28 takes you through the historic districts of Baixa, Graça and Alfama. So you get a fantastic impression of Lisbon, while the tram does the hard work and manoeuvres through the sharp bends. Along the way you'll see several of Lisbon's highlights, including the Sé de Lisboa and the Miradouro de Santa Luzia viewpoint. A ride on this tram is highly recommended during your visit to the city. Keep in mind that in the busy summer months there may be a queue for a ride. You should also be aware of pickpockets.
Website: Itinerary Tram 28
Starting point: Praça do Martim Moniz
Departure times: The first tram departs daily around 06:00, the last tram around 22:00
Consult the website for up-to-date price information and departure times.