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Santa Justa Elevator (Elevador de Santa Justa)

Rua Aurea and Rua de Santa Justa, Lisbon, Portugal (Baixa)
21/361-3054
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As featured in Lisbon on a budget
Ranked #75 of 223 attractions in Lisbon
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Trams, Architectural Buildings
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: This elevator is located inside a gothic tower, which provides quick and easy transport between Lisbon's Baixa and Bairro Alto districts.
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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Great views at the top and much easier than climbing the hills. However, be aware that building/restoration work means it's covered in scaffolding. The queue at 3pm is also quite long. Make sure you get a Lisbon card as €5 for a lift ride is quite steep (if you pardon the pun!)

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Access the heights via an ancient elevator. Safe and enclosed at top for those who are prone to height phobias lol. Had pleasant amble round the town on a day visit from cruise ship Azura, did our own thing rather than ship tour. Lovely city - plenty of eateries and watering holes. Found fab shop to but port and other... More

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Warsaw
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

While a lift as a construction is quite interesting by itself, it is quite difficult to describe it as a real good attraction. After standing in a long que, you pay 5 Euro to spend a really short time in an old fashioned lift to get to what you believe to be a top. There the panorama of Lisbon is... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

The tower is an excellent piece of old engineering offering excellent views of Lisbon. It may be a little pricey but the views are worth it, you can see planes approaching the airport, boats crossing the water and the city life below. The only downside is the small approach road absolutely stank and was filthy.

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Goulburn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

This tower was built by a student of the designer of the Eiffel Tower, whist interesting not important. It can be free to use, cost 5 euros if you take the lift and go to the top level, or pay 1,50 if you walk the last level. Confused. We this platform gives you a good but not exceptional view of... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Went there with my family and we really enjoyed the beauty in the construction and the view from the top of the tower. Hours later we found out that pick-pockets had taken my wifes wallet from her purse without her noticing. This happend when we walked the spiral staircase to the very top of the construction. Advise: ensure that nobody... More

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Aveiro, Portugal
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

If you're expecting to go up there and be at one with the universe you better bring headphones and your own zen music. The view is beautiful all the day down to the Tejo river; you can see St George's Castle; Rua Augusta, etc.

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Constanta County, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

It's a must try in lisabon!I got a great view of the city from the viewing platform.It's a crowded place and you have to be patience,but it's worth the waiting!With lisboa card it's free.

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Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We got a great view of the city and surrounding area from the viewing platform and the trip is free on the Lisboa card and some of the other travel tickets. The queue can be very long for the amount of time you will spend there though. There is also another entrance where you do not need to queue or... More

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Buford, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This elevator opened in 1902, so it is a very historic thing to do. We bought a public transportation day pass which includes all public transportation like trolley, metro, lifts and funicular. The lift itselt is spectacular It reminded me of the Eiffel Tower. The views from the top are beautiful. We walk through Barrio Alto to the Gloria funicular... More

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