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5 things you probably didn’t know about Lisbon Cable Cars

Tuesday - January 20, 2015

Facts Cable Car LisbonThe yellow cable cars are undoubtedly one of the most typical attractions of Lisbon. But it’s not just about an old simple mean of transportation, these cable cars provide a good service to the city, being used daily by tourists and locals to move from one area to another in Lisbon, reaching areas not served by the metro, for example, the Belem district.

If you´re currently a student in Lisbon or a student planning to study abroad in Lisbon, we highly recommend you to use the cable cars at least once and if you would like to have a bit of fun, why not take a selfie?

Since it´s importance to learn a bit of history from every place that we visit, below we share with you 5 things you probably didn’t know about Lisbon Cable Cars:

1. The first line opened in 1901.

2. There are three types of cable cars in Lisbon: classic yellow and wood, dating from the early 20´s; trains modern type, also yellow, and red, which are tourist trams, no public transportation as such. The latter belong to Carristur and include explanations along the way, these ones are considerably more expensive.

3. The price for the single ticket of the cable cars is 2,85 €.

4. The Lisbon cable cars network is run by Carris, whose fleet has 57 vehicles covering five different routes.

5. The network is composed by five routes and 58 trams or cable cars, of which 40 are traditional trams. Traditional cable cars are small, nostalgic and, why not say, great for photos.