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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 #54 of 211 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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Chorley, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW 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 NEW

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
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

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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44 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Derby, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This 105ft high tower is another excellent way to see over the rooftops of Lisbon. The top is reached by lift after a small charge and on a good day the views are outstanding. Once you have finished your visit you can either take the lift back down to street level or walk back down via the back streets.

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Lisbon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

If you are to ride this elevator, do not buy the ticket on board as it's way more expensive than what it worths. If you really want to ride it, go to a subway station or lottery tickets shop and buy a day ticket for the public transportation of Lisbon, before you get on board. The price is quite similar... More

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North Conway, New Hampshire
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11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We discovered this on the first day in Lisbon, but the line was so long we decided to wait until the next day to take advantage of the lift. We were not disappointed, the view is spectacular, and should not be missed. A short walk from the viewing platform reveals a small square, café tables and entertainment!

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