I love the old trolleys of Lisbon. The ride on a vintage trolley is not a smooth one. Everyone talks about the "herby-jerky" trolley ride. It is exactly that.
But, you feel that you are actually reliving the Lisbon of the past. The insides of the old trolleys have been refurbished and polished to show off one of Lisbon's past modes of travel. The dated wooden floors and interior with the leather straps and chrome railings are definitely a thing of the past.
I am so glad that the city has chosen to keep these trolleys as a choice of transportation.
Don't miss out on a trolley ride. Take old # 28 up into the Alfama past St. Anthony's Church, the Se, and up to the look- outs in this ancient district of the capital city.
Just be careful - as in any large city, there are pickpockets and they love # 28. I must say though, that as many times as I have been in this trolley, I never experienced any difficulties with theft.
With the Lisboa Card (purchased at TI centers) the ride is free.