Elevador de Santa Justa, Lisbon

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Landmark · Tourist Spot
Travel between Baixa and Carmo Square with Elevador de Santa Justa, an elevator located in a Gothic tower. Built in 1902 to provide transportation between two neighborhoods in the difficult, hilly landscape of Lisbon, the elevator moves up 13 m (43 ft) from the lower streets of Baixa to the Ruo do Carmo and the upper zone of Bairro Alto. On your scenic elevator ride, you can see the Tagus River, Castle of Sao Jorga, and National Theatre D. Maria II, among other sites. Don't forget to stop on the elevator's observation deck and note its Neo-Gothic iron construction. You then can explore the adjacent neighborhoods on foot. To visit Elevador de Santa Justa and other attractions in Lisbon, use our Lisbon trip tool.
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  • This is a Lisbon landmark often touted as a must do and must see. If you have the Lisbon transport card for a day (Euro 6.90), and pass by the Elevador and there is no queue, it's worth taking it (as....  more »
  • Queue for ages, no communication and no one being allowed on, despite the elevator being at ground level. Gave up after 40 kins queuing, during which just one lift had occurred. Worst experience...  more »
  • A great way to spend 30 Minutes. Don’t pay the money for the lift, find the cathedral at the top and walk across the bridge to the viewing platform. €3 for two people. Lovely views across the city, great place for photos and reasonably priced.
  • The view from the top is excellent and it's not too crowded up their either. The wait for the elevator was long and in hindsight I would have been better off taking the stairs next to the museum in the back and crossed the bridge instead. The elevator itself has a few seats and it's like stepping 100 years back in time, like the rest of the tower.

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