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The Number 28 Tram, Lisbon, Portugal | by Ray in Manila
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The Number 28 Tram, Lisbon, Portugal

The number 28 tram has become something of a Lisbon institution, being used by locals going about their daily business as well as offering tourists a unique way of exploring some of the city’s most historic areas. Of all the tram routes that criss-cross the city it is the number 28 that has become so iconic as it takes in some of Lisbon's most defining views and neighbourhoods.


The distinctive yellow tram cars are over 80 years old and hopping on board you will feel like you have stepped back in time as the sound of squeaky brakes and shrill bells provide all the nostalgic background noise you could wish for as the tram navigates the steep hills, narrow streets and sharp turns of the Alfama, Baixa, Graça and Estrela districts.


The experience is not for the fainthearted. You will see pedestrians forced to hop out of the way and at times the streets the tram passes through are so narrow that passengers will be able to lean out of the window to touch the walls of buildings as the tram goes by.

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Taken on July 18, 2019