The tram (I mean the old ones) is a peculiar means of transport, reminiscent of other times. It has a very special nostalgic point, so there are many cities that still use it today as one more tourist attraction. And it is not surprising, because there is nothing like touring the streets of a beautiful city riding a tram from the old days.
If you fancy the experience, you will find many cities in which the tram has become a symbol , and can no longer be conceived without it. In Europe or the United States, we will tell you which are the most beautiful cities to travel by tram.
Ancient … but very modern
One of my favorites, and which also has a very touristy tram network, is Lisbon. They were inaugurated there at the beginning of the 20th century and have become the means of transportation for tourists par excellence. Of the five lines available, number 28 is the most special and famous, and will take you from Castelo de San Jorge to Bairro Alto, passing by some of the most beautiful monuments in Lisbon. Do not miss it.
Milan is another of the cities in which the tram is a symbol. It was established in 1875 and today Line 20 attracts many tourists. Like in Geneva , which celebrated the 150th anniversary of the trams in 2012. Or in Saint Petersburg , where the trams, which began operating in 1860, have been declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco.
On the other side of the pond, in the United States, we cannot fail to mention San Francisco , whose streetcars we have seen ad nauseam in the movies and on television. They cross the city sliding down its steep streets and providing tourists with one of the most secluded means of knowing and enjoying a place that is wonderful.
And if you are thinking of traveling to Melbourne, Australia, you cannot miss the City Circle Tram ; a vintage tram that offers an interesting tour, with stops at places of interest. An icon.