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Tram 28
Tram 28

Tram 28

Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal

The Basics

Lisbon’s electric trams were introduced in 1914 to help locals navigate the city’s notoriously steep streets. Of all the different routes that cross town, tram number 28 is the most popular. It travels from Martim Moniz square (Praça Martim Moniz) through the hilltop Graça area, past the castle and cathedral, and right through the center of downtown Lisbon—offering panoramic views over the river along the way. For added insight into the city, some walking tours of the city offer guided tram tours as well.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Riding tram 28 is a must-do for all first-time visitors to Lisbon.

  • Purchase a 1-day travel card for the Carris transport network to hop on and off at the tram’s different stops.

  • Pickpockets are known to operate on the tram system so keep an eye on all belongings.

  • The tram is not suitable for people with limited mobility.

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How to Get There

Tram 28 starts its journey in Martim Moniz square in downtown Lisbon. You can board the tram here and stay on for the full 60-minute route, or climb aboard at one of the many stops along the way. The tram’s terminus is Campo de Ourique market.

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When to Get There

The tram operates every day from morning until late evening. Expect long waits to board the tram during the summer months, as it’s a very popular tourist attraction and method of transport for local residents. Plan to travel the route early in the morning or later in the evening for a quieter experience.

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Visit São Jorge Castle

With imposing fortified walls, São Jorge Castle (Castelo de S. Jorge) stands on one of Lisbon’s seven hills and is a major city landmark. The original structure dates back to the Moorish occupation of Lisbon in the 10th century, but the castle was extensively rebuilt during the 1940s. Today you can walk along the top of the castle walls and enjoy sweeping views over the city and the Tagus river beyond.

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