Departing from Martim Moniz, the No. 28 heads up through the Graça neighbourhood, through its characteristic main Square and past the Church of São Vicente de Fora. Continuing through the Alfama, the tram takes you though some of the most picturesque sites in medieval Lisbon such as the steep Rua das Escolas Gerais and the Largo das Portas do Sol, with its fine views out down to the river below as well as up to the São Jorge Castle above. Continue on down to the Baixa past the Se, with its austere Romanesque façade and the Church of Santo António. As you approach the Baixa along the busy Rua da Conceição, take a look at the impressive early 20th century facades.
The tram again now embarks on an upward trajectory through to Chiado. There is a stop practically in front of the very popular Pastelaria A Brasileira café. Along the entire route, make sure you are paying attention to the architecture and the tiles that finish some facades, often in an Art Nouveau style reaching right up to the roof. On the way to Estrela, you get ringside seats for the Parliament building, formerly the Convent of São Bento, perched above an imposing stairway.
It is not difficult to understand why this route has become known as the "tourist tram".