Just to get my feet wet in a new city, I like to get a quick view of the different areas, so I know where I would like to spend some time. Luckily, Lisbon is a smaller city and even better they have Tram #28, a streetcar which passes through most of the main sections of the city (Alfama, Baixa, Bairro Alto, to name a few). So I decided to take a ride. But first I needed my Portuguese breakfast of champions to give me energy for my trip- and a delicious breakfast it was!
I picked up Tram #28 at Martim Muñiz square, a short 5 Euro cab ride away. There was about a 45 minute wait for a tram (there are a few) and at less than 6 Euros for a round trip, the price was more than right.
I got a nice window seat, which is necessary if you want to take photos (and you will!)
The tram only sits about 13 (thus the wait). You can stand, but mostly the locals do this-after all, they have to get to work and school, not to sightsee.
I would recommend Tram #28 to anyone who wants to get a quick view of Portugal. It is about a 40 minute ride each way, cheap and you will see most of the important sights. And you can hop off, when you get to an area you want to explore further (I did not).
Enjoy the pictures! Not bad for having taken them from my window seat on the tram (just goes to show you how beautiful of a city is Lisbon!)