The iconic route number 28 of the tram network of CARRIS is one of the most popular touristic attractions in Lisbon.

It’s a walk through time.

Goes through the narrow streets of some of the city’s most famous historical areas.

The trams were imported from the United States in 1901 in order to replace the old carthorses, which were the most used mean of transport in Lisbon at the time.

The route 28 was inaugurated in 1914 and has since undergone several changes. Initially, it connected Praça de Camões (Camões Square) with Estrela. Today, it departs from Largo do Martim Moniz (Martim Moniz Square) and it ends at Largo dos Prazeres (Prazeres Square), Campo de Ourique, riding through several iconic sites such as Graça, Largo das Portas do Sol, Sé, Chiado, Estrela or the São Bento Palace (home of the Assembly of the Republic).

Catching the 28 is to have a walk through time among hills and narrow streets. The whole route takes about 1 hour.

I do recommend to visit Lisbon and take the 28. You’ll surely love it.

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