ascensor da bica lisbon

 The Bica Funicular (Portuguese: Ascensor da Bica), sometimes known as the Elevador da Bica is situated on the edge of the Pombaline downtown area of Lisbon overlooking the Tagus River, implanted along an axis dominated by an accentuated slope. Its course follows an area of predominantly rental buildings constructed during the 18th century.

 The Bica funicular, much like the Funicular of Lavra and the Gl√≥ria Funicular, is moved by the Tramway system: using cable and water weights, with the cars equipped with water deposits.

The mechanical motor of the elevator was installed in 1890, after the conclusion of the public work. Yet, the lift only began functioning on 28 June 1892, after a couple of years of tests.

The lower station is almost hidden behind a facade on the Rua de S. Paulo with the inscription Ascensor da Bica.

You can ride on the funicular along side the locals, by paying a 3,70 Eur ticket (two rides) or better for you if you vist Lisbon is to buy a day travel card for abouth 6,2 Eur and you will have access to any form of transportation for a whole day in Lisbon, including the trams, metro and buses.

 

 

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