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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 229 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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403 reviews 403 reviews
315 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

This elevator was covered in scaffolding, impossible to find and once I did they charge you not only to go up to the viewing platform, but the elevator costs 5 euros no matter if you are going one way or both. The staff for the viewing platform and in the elevator car with both surly and unhelpful. The view itself... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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78 helpful votes 78 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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45 helpful votes 45 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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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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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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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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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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