Riding the Number 28 Tram in Lisbon

| August 3, 2022 | 0 Comments

After a great but late night out in Lisbon, I felt pretty rough the following morning, which may explain why I left my room door open after going to the shower. The bloody cats got in and I couldn’t get them out. Trying to get Lua (now called Lunatic) out, she scratched me badly enough to draw blood. Makes our cat Sooty at home seem like an angel.

All Aboard for Tram 28 – Like a Cheap Sightseeing Tour

I caught the famous number 28 tram from Graça to the end of the line. This tram journey is a favourite with tourists as it passes many of the main attractions in the city. This is old rail stock from the 1930s and was kept as the newer trams were too big to negotiate the tight bends of Alfama. The single carriage tram screeched down the hill and wound around the tightest of corners, with only inches between the tram and the walls of buildings. It was yet another rainy morning in Lisbon and I stared out the rain splattered windows to see what I could. At this hour of the morning, the tram was busy with commuters and school kids. Road traffic often blocks the tracks and can lead to delays. I’m glad I took it so early as I saw the long queue for the tram at Martim Moniz on the way back, no way would I have waited that long.

  • Tip: The Padaria Portuguesa at Martin Moritz square is way more expensive than others and does not have the same options. I paid ten Euros for a breakfast that costs half that in Graça. The 28 tram leaves right outside so maybe the reason for the inflated prices
Tram 28, Lisbon's most famous old stock tram
Tram 28, Lisbon’s most famous old stock tram

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John Dwyer is a travel writer and blogger. His first book High Road to Tibet: Travels in China, Tibet, Nepal and India became an Amazon best-seller. His latest book Klondike House: Memories of an Irish Country Childhood recalls his years growing up on a rural farm in Ireland.

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