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 was an fun find we stumbled upon. The elevator construction and design is interesting and you can pay for a ride. We chose to take pictures and move on.  more »
  • It is an important tourist point but the line is gigantic, we chose not to wait but just to see it is worth it.
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  • Really impressive structure. You can purchase a ticket in the lift but my recommendation is to purchase a day travel card and ride that way as it is better value. The sites from the top are brilliant. We went up at night and enjoyed the night time view.
  • Apparently one of the students that eventually came on to contribute to the Eiffel Tower started with this as one of his pet projects. Apparently at the top there supposed to be a nice view, however it is always a wait with many tourists and so unless you have time to spare this may not be worthwhile for you. There are plenty of other places from which you can also get a great view of Lisbon which wouldn't cost as much time or money.
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