Elevador de Santa Justa, Lisbon

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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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  • The Elevador de Santa Justa gives you great views of parts of Lisbon. It’s a must to visit and if you approach from the top, you can take your photos without waiting or paying to ride.  more »
  • For such a Tourist attraction which always has a queue,its lacking proper information, we bought the €5.30 evaluator ticket we were not offered any thing else of course this did not include the...  more »
  • I have used it once for fun, it's a nice experience and you can see the city from above . You should try it once!  more »
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  • This is a very nice venue in Lisbon downtown area to visit as it is placed close to many of the major attractions in that are but also because it is a beautiful piece of art and history worth to see and admire for a few minutes. All that for free. For those willing to spend few Euros, it is possible to take a ride and go up to the top of it to get a glimpse of the skyline of Lisbon above the roofs.
  • Great view from the top. Your normal travel card can be used to go up. No additional charges required if you have opted for a day pass otherwise you can go up by paying €10. It's beautiful up there I was there around 7 am and I think it was perfect time to be as there was no crowd and very few people.
  • Wow, what a great Tourist attraction this is and so clever, because getting into this will help you enjoy even more the gorgeous view of this beautiful city; Lisbon. The lines to get in are always long but it's worth it at least if you go when it is cold and you are not suffering from the heat! The details of the decoration on the elevator are so pretty, like everything in here!
  • €5.30 per person for the Santa Justa lift, each lift takes 20 people per lift. The lift takes under a minute and takes you up to a viewing platform. You can walk up the stairs for a nice 360 degree city view. The wait took around an hour for a minute's lift, so unless you're really keen on the view (which admittedly is a great way to see the city) then it might not be worth the €5 30 as you can indeed see city views from other places for free. That said, it has been a working lift since 1900 and has a historic charm.
  • Great location, really nice and helpful staff. Terrible showers (sorry but true). Upgrade rooms way better than standard (I thought I'd paid for the upgrade but in fact got less than my friends who booked the cheaper rate - so check what your getting). Breakfast is served a few doors away but that's really no problem and really a good breakfast so I advise to go for it
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