Ride on Lisbon’s historic network of funiculars
There are many ways to reach Bairro Alto, but usually, it involves going up a hill, as most Lisbon walks do. Back in the 19th century, engineer Raoul Ponsard designed a series of funiculars in the city to help avoid those strenuous climbs. Most of them are still up and running, including the Ascensor da Bica and Ascensor da Glória, two funiculars connected to Bairro Alto. Even if you don’t ride them, you can’t help but admire the picturesque yellow cars as they move up and down the hills. If you do decide to hop on, make sure to get a Zapping ticket in advance for discounts on your ride.