Elevador Lavra (2:44) The mechanical sound of this unique funicular has echoed in Lisbon's streets since 1884, when the Elevador do Lavra was heralded as the first such system in the world.
It has a total length of 188 meters and an average gradient of 22.9%. The funicular was built by the Portuguese engineer Raoul Mesnier du Ponsard. The cable car, originally used a mechanism similar to steam locomotives, was later modernized with electric technology of the tram network. It is classified as a National Monument in Portugal since February 2002. Source: You Tube