Want the picturesque view without the hike? Hop on the funicular.
Ascensor da Glória goes from Restauradores Square to Bairro Alto, where you’ll find the Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara. It Runs from about 08.30 till midnight on most days, starting a little later on Sundays and public holidays.
Ascensor da Bica is the most picturesque funicular, going from Rua de São Paulo to central Largo Calhariz.
Ascensor do Lavra runs between Largo da Anunciada and Travessa Forno Torel.
Both Bica and Lavra run from about 07.00 till 21.00 on most days, starting a little later on Sundays and public holidays.
Elevador de Santa Justa is a cast-iron vertical lift by architect Raoul Mesnier du Ponsard. Get on at Rua do Ouro and the lift will take you up to the Miradouro de Santa Justa. You can use it between 07.00 and 22.00 in the Winter, and it closes an hour later in the summer.
To get on any of the above funiculars, it costs about €3.00, or 2 journeys on your 7 Colinas card (internal link).