One of the symbols of Lisbon are the trams, which still operate from their operation in the late nineteenth century. This picturesque transport system, called funiculars, is due to the existence of hills in the Portuguese capital. From the cable cars are the most striking is located in Rua da Bica, called da Bica Funicular. This nice tram system is a brand Lisbon and experience is mounted so relaxing, cozy and romantic. With a leisurely tour, as the soul of the city, this walk is enriquesedor and quite useful to save a steep slope. From its windows you can see the facades of buildings a few meters and Portuguese ladies sitting in their windows watching the world go by. Following the close, the street becomes a meeting place for nightlife with many bars to go clubbing with friends or even without them, and that is achieved only apersonarse meet people and dance to the rhythm of funk and afro beat. The perfect combination to complement and continue the party after having fallen in the streets of Bairro Alto. A great time.
This 1991 memorial commemorates the feat of two great and courageous Portuguese people. This is the replica of the Fairey III-B "Santa Cruz", that made the incredible journey from Lisbon to Rio de Janeiro in 1922 and immediately became heroes. Sacadura Cabral and Gago Coutinho were acclaimed in Portugal and Brazil for this fact, becoming the subject of numerous honors, such as a homage performed posthumously by the Bank of Portugal who placed a portrait on banknotes. They used a sextant as a navigation instrument that had adapted an artificial horizon and this invention revolutionized air navigation. Interestingly one of the stops they made in their route was to refuel in Las Palmas Gando. No doubt heroes.
Given the topography of Lisbon and in order to facilitate access to the higher neighborhoods there are several elevators so that residents have the opportunity to access these neighborhoods effortlessly. The 4 elevators are: Santa Justa, Bica, Gloria and Lavra (though the latter does not work today). The first is an elevator and the next two are a kind of tram.