On 18th September 1872, the Companhia Carris de Ferro de Lisboa was founded in Rio de Janeiro, with the purpose of establishing a transport system of the American type (carriages driven by animal traction and moving on rails) in the Portuguese capital. The first line of so-called “Americans” was inaugurated on 17th November 1873. The section opened to the public linked the North and East Railway Station (St Apolónia) and Santos, but the first tram only began to operate on 31st August 1901.
At the present moment there are five regular electric lines in Lisbon spread over 40km of rails, the most famous being the 28, which takes passengers from Campo de Ourique to Martim Moniz, stopping in some of the most iconic places in the city such as Lisbon’s Cathedral, the Miradouro das Portas do Sol and St George Castle.
The Portuguese capital’s sacred sites are where to discover the city’s historic charm. From a convent that’s open to the elements to Vasco da Gama’s tomb, discover the city’s history at Lisbon’s best churches.
Celebrate and toast to new beginnings with Corinthia Lisbon on New Year’s Eve. Enjoy an immersive experience as we transport our guests back to the French Bohemian era, capturing the spirit of the iconic Moulin Rouge musical. From €645
Indulge in the magic of Christmas at Corinthia Lisbon. Reserve a Christmas stay and savor an unforgettable dining affair at Erva, where our culinary experts will ensure a festive celebration for the most discerning palates. From €370