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Gloria Funicular | by Mark Fischer
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Gloria Funicular

The Gloria Funicular (in Portuguese, Elevador da Glória) is one of three active funiculars operating in Lisbon, Portugal. It carries passengers from the west side of the Avenida da Liberdade, in Restauradores Square, to Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara, in the barrio Alto section of town.

 

It was opened on October 24, 1885 and was originally powered by water before being converted to steam in 1886 and finally to electricity in 1915.

 

For more about the funicular, please see this blog post on my web site.

 

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Taken on March 22, 2014