A Funny, Typical and Relaxing way to discover Lisbon Tram 28
The number 28 Lisbon tram connects Martim Moniz with Campo Ourique, and passes through the popular tourist districts of Graca, Alfama, Baixa and Estrela. For visitors, this is the classic Lisbon tram journey, riding in the quaint yellow tram as it screeches and rattles through the narrow streets of the city. The delightful Remodelado trams date from the 1930s and in any other city they would be housed in a museum, but in Lisbon they are an integral part of the public transport network. These historic trams are still in use, as the 28 route is completely unsuitable for modern trams due to its numerous tight turns and steep gradients. A ride along the entire 28 tram route provides one of the best tours of the capital and is often a highlight of any holiday to Lisbon.

four hourly departures from 7am-10pm, for the latest timetable, please see the Carris website at:

To Campo Ourique - http://www.carris.pt/en/tram/28E/ascendente/

To Martim Moniz - http://www.carris.pt/en/tram/28E/descendente/

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The trams are routinely delayed by traffic as it passes through the narrow streets of Alfama or even forced to stop due to badly parked cars. At the major tram stops there are digital information boards which provide accurate departure times and these are often much more useful than the printed timetables, due to the possible delays.

Insider Tip: Between 10am and 6pm the trams are usually standing room only and the only way to get a seat is to board at the departure locations (Martim Moniz or Campo Ourique)

It is a very sad fact that a whole section must be dedicated to pickpockets who plague the 28 tram route. These pickpockets only target tourists who fail to use common sense or are simply being careless, and are only ever opportunists. Never leave expensive cameras dangling from shoulders (cords can be cut), always place valuables in bags, and wear backpacks or bags on your front. The pickpockets tend to target very crowded trams and people close to the exits. The pickpockets are never Portuguese, but are gangs flown in from eastern Europe and are as equally likely to be men as women.

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