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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 #56 of 212 attractions in Lisbon
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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

The admission price of 5 Euros is a bit steep in my opinion, luckily, however, this attraction is included within the 6 Euro train/tram day pass. My advice would be to pick a day you want to use the public transport around Lisbon and arrive early to avoid the queues...............then use as many different forms of transport for only 1... More

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Vantaa, Finland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Besides being a good viewpoint over the Baixa region of Lisbon, this elevator structure is also impressive looking from below. Can also save you from a bit of a climb if you're heading towards Bairro Alto.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

Well... Yeah.... It's a world heritage elevator but pfffffff it's suuuper slow, tinny, slow, slow, slow, slow!! Did I mentioned it is slow?? I didn't like it at all. Was a waste of time and money because if you don't have the lisboa card you have to pay ?5 for nothing

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

What can I say it's an elevator .Good view from the top and if you don't want to queue at the bottom you can walk around to top at the rear takes about 5 minutes

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Dublin, Ireland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
42 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

You get some panoramic views from the top but knowing there are better views for free in other areas, it's not worth it in my opinion.

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

If you have a yellow bus ticket and it's included worth queuing but not if you have to pay 5 euro. Nice view from the top.

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London
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84 reviews 84 reviews
51 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Wandering around the Baixa to get my bearings on my first afternoon, it was an obvious start point to find the Santa Justa Elevador, which looks like a sprig of the Eiffel tower, tucked off the main drag (if you arrive by metro to Baixa-Chiado, turn left and walk up a few yards and there it is on your left).... More

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Leziria, Leiria
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Original antique iron structure, there are spiral stairs from where the actual elevator stop - not difficult at all and well worth the effort for the 360 degree views

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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

This was designed by the person who also did the Eiffel tower. Old fashioned metal lift which took us up to a viewing gallery and a further climb up a long spiral staircase to a viewing platform was worth the effort.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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74 reviews 74 reviews
44 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This to me is a don't miss! If you are an Eiffel Tower fan this is right up your alley! Built by the Eiffel School of Architects is really is the grand dame of the plaza. The 5 Euros gets you up AND down. Why is that unique? Because the bridge takes you to another section of town to explore,... More

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