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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  • This structure is an amazing sight to see even if you don't go on it! In my opinion it is much better to go to some of the Miradouros as you get better views of the city, there are no queues, and... 
    This structure is an amazing sight to see even if you don't go on it! In my opinion it is much better to go to some of the Miradouros as you get better views of the city, there are no queues, and...  more »
  • A very iconic structure that tourists flock to including myself. After 3 days of observing lines wrapped around the elevator and no doubt a couple hours edit, I got up early to beat the crowd. It’s a....  more
    A very iconic structure that tourists flock to including myself. After 3 days of observing lines wrapped around the elevator and no doubt a couple hours edit, I got up early to beat the crowd. It’s a....  more »
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  • There always seems to be a queue. We went early evening before sunset, and it moves quite quick. There is only one guy operating the one lift, plus checking passes and taking money. We went in June and the top viewing deck is closed, as the floor is damaged we overheard. So at the moment it is just a lift to take you up one of the many hills of Lisbon. Nice views at the top, but it wasn't overly clear the top viewing deck was closed.
  • A nice place but more then 5 Euro for a ride is way to much

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