The Ascensor do Lavra (Lavra Tram) on Calçada do Lavra in Lisbon, Portugal. An area of Lisbon covered in a significant amount of street art.
The Ascensor do Lavra (Lavra Tram), running along the incline of Calçada do Lavra, is the oldest ascensor (street elevator) in seven-hilled Lisbon, and has been in operation almost every day since first opening on April 19th, 1884. Less touristy than Ascensor da Glória, the Lavra tram is a good option if you would like to experience Lisbon's funiculars (← a fancy word for a cable railway that travels uphill) whilst also immersing in some of Lisbon's street art subculture.
Video of the Ascensor do Lavra tram travelling along Calçada do Lavra.
Video of the Ascensor do Lavra tram crossing the walkway along Calçada do Lavra.
If you opt to pass on catching the Lavra Tram up the incline of Calçada do Lavra, walk following the tram line roughly 80 metres uphill until you reach stairs and pedestrian access on your left-hand side. The alley and stairway here are filled wall-to-wall with colourful street art and graffiti.
ASCENSOR DO LAVRa LOCATION
Uphill: Largo da Anunciada/ Calçada do Lavra, Lisbon, Portugal
(marked on map below)
Downhill: Rua Câmara Pestana, Lisbon, Portugal.
Monday to Friday 7.50 am-7.55 pm
Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 9:00 am to 7:55 pm
3,60€ return (if purchased on-board - cash only)
1,20€ each way (if purchased in advance via VivaViagem card)
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