Holiday Home Bica Lisbon
- Family/child friendly
- Baby cot
|Address||Rua Salvador Correia de Sa, 1100 Lisboa, Portugal|
|Response time||A few hours|
|Calendar updated||5 days ago|
Near Elevator da Bica.
The Bica Funicular, or Elevator da Bica, is a funicular located at Rua da Bica de Duarte Belo, in Bica, Lisbon. It is owned by the company Carris de Ferro de Lisboa, and establishes the connection between Largo do Calhariz and Rua de São Paulo, facing one of the steepest slopes of the city.
The two carriages are identical and numbered 1 and 2 are composed of three compartments horizontal , uneven floors and independent access . The anterior and posterior compartments contain their command posts . The inputs and outputs of each compartment shall be by canceling photograph fitted doors , the outside of the track .
Can carry 23 passengers , of which 9 were seated and 14 standing . The path is 283 m in double rail track recessed in the pavement of ordinary street layout , with gauge of 90 cm and central slot for cable connection .
The bottom entry is taken from the inside of a building ( RS Paul , 234 ) , and not on public roads . The increase was inica - out of that property , the back , as if emerging from a tunnel.
There is an annual maintenance period of approximately one month during which the elevator is closed , usually during the winter months . This applies , for example , in 2006 , between January and February .
Its design, by about 70 feet, is shared by motor traffic, which is not the case in any of the other Portuguese funiculars. This occurs because the slope serves as the backbone of the district of Bica, being required by this circular Driving part of the sidewalk to access certain arteries of the neighborhood. Even so, transit only makes the upward slope. But at present, the obvious danger is that such a situation is greatly reduced, because being the Bica neighborhood a historic district, transit, under the current law, only comes down to residents.
This situation was artfully used as exterior setting of the second version of the telenovela Vila Faia, round in 2007. Several times, cars driven by characters in the plot circulating the Calçada da Bica.
The design of Elevator da Bica was the Portuguese engineer Raoul Mesnier du Ponsard also responsible for numerous similar projects , and the inauguration took place on 28 June 1892.
Was initially driven by the balance of the water system [ citation needed ] ( the car that would start the descent filled a water reservoir , located on the roof , with the resultant force of this additional weight , coupled with the gravitational force of the inclined plane , the towing car ascent) and the tramway -cab system. In 1896 started to move steam and then in 1914 proceeded to its electrification . That same year he suffered an accident and was stopped for nine years.
With over a century of existence , is the most typical lift of Lisbon and , although it has the same confluence of the Glória funicular , is nowadays one of the main tourist attractions in the Portuguese capital .
Because of its tremendous historical and cultural importance , the elevator was classified as a National Monument in February 2002 .
In 2010 the Bica Funicular was intervened by the artist Alexandre Farto , who recovered the yellow surface with opaque reflective metal film under Carris ' Art in Motion ', part of a support program of the Portuguese Contemporary Art Project , this facility remained become evident until the end of June 2010.5 a similar initiative in 2013 overlaid the surface of the booths with a pattern illustrating the cobblestone.
Was closed in June and July 2012 due to works on the streets where it belongs route ( Cc. nd da Bica ) , and for a week in late June 2006 due to a collision with a refuse collection truck .
|Check-in after||3 PM|
|Check-in before||On arrangement|
Reviews of this property
Isabel y Alice se muestran muy disponibles para cualquier cosa q necesites. El Apartamento está en una calle escondida pero muy cerca del barrio Alto y bien situada para moverte por Lisboa. Es confortable y aunq está cerca d la marcha t da posibilidad a unirte a la noche lisboeta pero no hay ruido.
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Perfect location and comfortable place to stay in Lisbon. Best greetings to Isabel:-)
Nice and clean apartment close to the center with everything you need for a comfy stay in Lisbon. Contact was easy, a very gentle man called Joaquim was there to show us around and explain everything we needed to know. This is definitely a location we can recommend.
Communication was perfect, all information precise and helpful. The stay at the "musician flat" opened insights into the "real life" in Lisbon and Portugal which would not be possible in a commercial hotel or pension. Thanks a lot for the friendly talks with Ivana and her nice daughter.
Thank you so much for having us! we had a great time. Madalena and her friend were very kind and tried to explain everything to u as good as they could. Fortunately one of our friends spoke Galician and that helped a lot.
The kids had a great time playing at the pool and also playing billiard.
Hopefully we can come next year.
Thank you Isabel and Madalena for everything. Hope to see you next year.
(maybe with my family from the Netherlands and my sister from Germany ( whoes children where really jealous at us staying there at the big waves( They love to surf)
thanks again for everything
After our Booking it was difficult to get the host and at end we got our host over Wimdu. It is the worst place to stay in Lisbon. All things were so dirty and full of dust. There was no Wardrob in the room for cloths. Kitchen und Bathroom were so full of dust and smelling bad. We reccommend who wants cleanliness not take this accomodation.
Isabel's daughter Ivana was very friendly and was in the appartment when we arrived. So there were no problems with the keys. The appartment was nice and clean.
Communication with Isabel was always good and quick. Everything was ok for the arrival. It is very central and good for a short term stay: I would returN Thanks
After arriving late, wich was no problem, we arrived at Isabel's home.
The room is small, but if you are only there to sleep and see Lisbon it is a nice place to stay.
The tram stops in front of the appartment, easy acces to the city. I would recommend buying a 24 hour public transport card at a metro station for €6 to use the tram/metro/bus. The public transportation is easy to use if you get the hang of it.
On the end of the street on praca Luis de Camoes there is a very nice place to have breakfast called 'A Padaria Portuguesa'.
Isabel was a great host. We were a little bit to early, but that was no problem for her. She is very hospitable.
The place was nearby metro Arroios and close by the centre. She gave us some good tips about local places and restaurants. We loved our stay by Isabel. If we or our friends want to visit Lissabon we recommend Isabelle:)
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