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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 #84 of 223 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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Warsaw, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

You may avoid paying 5 Euro and see Lisbon from numerous "miradouros" for free. Not a must in Lisbon. Always a long queue in front.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

This elevator is famous in Lisbon not only takes people to work,but for tourists to see a beautiful view of the city,goes from Bairro Alto to Rua do Ouro and Chiado the beautiful walking place down the hill to go down to Russio.the line is always big but the wait is worth it. $$ !? yes but were else can... More

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Aarhus, Denmark
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

It used to be part of the transport network together with the trams, because of the hills in Lisboa. A single ticket seems expensive nowadays for the short ride, but I recommend you to buy a Viva Viagem unlimited 24h pass for €5.00 then you save a lot of money and at the same time you can use all the... More

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Erbil, Iraq
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6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

I loved the ride in this Elevador. I'm sure if you use your normal transport card it doesn't cost €5. I would love to see it without the covering scaffolding, but loved the whole experience of getting in such an old lift - biggest I have ever been in. Loved the wooden panelling, the seats on the side and the... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

A short elevator ride takes you to see a wonderful view of the city. If the line is too long, take a walk up to the Carmo Convent, along the side of the convent is a path towards the top of the elevator and the viewing platforms.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

For 5 Euros it's a lot of money for a quick trip up a lift but it does include access to the viewing platform which is usually charged and the views are great. It's wrapped in scaffolding currently which is a shame but still worth it. Just!

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Seattle, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I had heard great things about the Santa Justa Elevator and I was sorely disappointed. The structure is covered in scaffolding and 1/2 the view from the top is blocked. Skip the 5 euro Santa Just a Elevator and instead go up the 2.50 euro Arco Triunfal da Rua Augusta.

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Hayward, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

When we visited on August 29, the elevator was closed due to renovations but the stairs were open so we could climb up and see the view for free. There was other repairs going on at the top, so the view was partially disrupted by fencing. A dude was hanging out by the stairs with a map pretending to look... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This is €5 for a 39 second ride! We got to the top and then realised here was side access off the road for free! DONT DO IT! There are better ways to spend money!

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Spectacular views over the magnificent city! We managed to get on with almost the last group for the day but was incredibly to see Alfama, the Castle and all of the city downtown at night.

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