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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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Ranked #89 of 228 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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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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98 reviews 98 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We came by the entrance of the Santa Justa viewing point by surprise. You can go up with a lift (for 5 Euro) or take the stairs (1,50 Euro). I took the stairs and the (small) climb is worth it as the view is really nice in every direction! I recommend doing this.

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Hamburg, Germany
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109 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

An unusual experience to take an elevator/lift from one level of a city to another. Beautiful old structure, terrific views of Lisbon. Pretty expensive, though, and usually quite a long wait.

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Perth, Australia
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23 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I arrived here before 9am and almost had it to myself. I was told that it gets more and more crowded as the day advances. The tower is meant to be an impressive gothic structure, but, due to renovations, when I visited, it was swathed in scaffolding and plastic sheeting, so there wasn't much to admire at this time. If... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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101 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Fantastic wood finishes and fascinating iron work make this a must see attraction. As of now only 1 cab operating so go early or go late to beat the crowds.

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England
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274 helpful votes 274 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Although there is a decent enough view from the top, there are many far better views of Lisbon. The main reason for the visit was to see the architecture / mechanics of the lift itself - and these were so totally hidden by renovation work it wasn't even clear if the lift was operating.

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Litomysl, Czech Republic
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Perfekt view and if you buy a daily ticket for public transport you don´t need to buy an extra ticket fo the elevator.

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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45 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This wrought iron, neo-gothic elevator was originally steam powered, but now runs on electricity. The original cabins are still in use and have wooden seats but the real beauty is the almost church-like architecture. The renovation works are continuing, so the elevator is shrouded in plastic material, but the arches and decorations are visible once you reach the upper platform.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

My first time in Praça do chiado and i loved it. From the tower we can have a small taste and smell of lisbon Panoramic seight it amazing....the lisbon lower town. Also all roads xx

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london
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Unfortunately the tower was covered in scaffolding and netting when we visited. Free with a lisboa card but very expensive without. The views from the top are good but no better than many free attractions in lisbon. It's a pity it was covered with building materials when we visited as the architecture looks fantastic. Best used to provide a link... More

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Hampshire, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Really great bit of early 20th century engineering but that's about it. Average view and rip-off price at 5 euros.

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