The Lisbon trams could be part of a fairy tale, they are so magical …
The Lisbon network started in 1872, was one of the first public transports in the Portuguese capital.
The network would develop in the mid-nineteenth century as a means of collective light passenger transport, electric car precursor. Also moved on rails, but by animal traction.
The first electrified motoring experience came in 1887 with the introduction of two cars equipped with accumulator batteries, which was abandoned by inconclusive. In 1900 they settled the overhead cables, and has built up a central thermal coal, which provided power for the operation of the network. In 1901 it was inaugurated the first electrical tram career, Cais do Sodre to Algés inside Lisbon.
They are usually yellow, circular rail in the middle of the road, passing through typical Lisbon neighborhoods full of history. Tourists listen several languages, genuine Portuguese, all under the bright light of our beautiful capital, it’s part of our history, but it is still present … Or a gift for tourists and weekenders!
His path crosses genuinely Lisbon’s neighborhoods and that mirror the soul of Lisbon! We can still take some of the most beautiful sights!
The Lisbon trams are one of the most peculiar wonders really worth enjoying!
“We must accept the fact that transport and communications will bring the world in close relations”