Lisbon Lifts

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Lavra Lift, Lisbon

Lavra Lift, Lisbon

I appreciate it looks like an old tram – Lisbon do have them – but it’s actually a lift and works under the same principles. Two cars and when one goes up the other comes down due to the cables working underneath.

Lisbon has a lot of hills and in the old days these were used to offer climbing relief. From the top of my head there are four of them: Santa Justa, Glória, Bica and the one in the photo – Lavra… Nowadays they’re used mainly for tourism purposes.

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