Monday, September 10, 2012

Glória Elevator - Lisbon

Last august i went to Lisbon with a friend to meet Grace "azzuri" and her family. It was a  lovely afternoon. After lunch we took a ride on the the Glória Elevator.

Photo by Grace Staffa
The Glória Elevator  is a funicular that links Baixa (Restauradores Square) with Bairro Alto (Jardim / Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara), in Lisbon.
The Glória Funicular was opened to the public on October 24, 1885. At first it was designed as a water-powered system, then in 1886 it was replaced by a steam-power one, and finally in 1915 it was electrified. In 2002 it was designated a National Monument. - in: wikipedia

1 comment:

Christine H. said...

I want so much to visit Portugal, especially Lisbon. We are thinking we may plan something for September or October, 2014.