Rent ground floor apartment close to the Rua de São Paulo and Cais do Sodré Lisbon with transport for all the great Lisbon and vicinity
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 pantograph 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....Read more
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