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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 #72 of 217 attractions in Lisbon
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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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Montebello, NY
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Nothing communicates that Lisbon is a city of hills better that the public elevators designed just to get people up to the top. This is an old historic structure. We road it for fun, and lets out where there are some great views and should be a part of your walking tour of the area.

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Wroclaw, Poland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The ride itself is not very interesting, especially if you had to wait in a long queue first. But the Elevator looks impressive and the views from the top are stunning so it's worth a visit. The ride with the elevator is free when you have a 7 Colinas or Viva Viagem 24h tickets but you have to pay extra... More

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The view is one of the best. There is que waiting for going up. You can use your bus -tram -metro card for going up, to the cost of 1 ticket (1.40euros); otherwise, you have to pay 5 euros. Alternatively, if you just want to have the view, youe can climb the other way round (to the top) ...which is... More

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Karlstad, Sweden
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Great view over my favorite city in Europe! I really recommend a visit! And you can get really nice photos from the top of the building!

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Carcavelos, Portugal
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The 360 degree views are terrific! But SKIP THE ELEVATOR!!!! The "short" line I was in (about 10 people on the sidewalk plus the line from the sidewalk to the elevator entrance) took about 45 minutes. The cost for the elevator ride (5 Euros) included entrance to the spiral stairs that lead to the best views. Use the back entrance... More

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Braga, Portugal
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I do not recommend. It was expensive, I have to wait more than 45 minutes in a queue to a trip of 2 minutes and the view was terrible.

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Oxnard California
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308 reviews 308 reviews
109 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Free with metro card both up and down. Only about a 10 minute wait even though line looked long. Interesting just for the history. If you have your metro card, it is free to take the lift up or down. If you want to take stairs to view point at top it is 1.5 euro more. Well worth it as... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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159 reviews 159 reviews
100 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This elevator is a rather romantic way to get a view over the Baixa in Lisbon. The view is however not the best in town.

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Highland Park, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The the tower seems as if it floated down between the buildings. It has stunning looks. When you get to the top, the 360 views of Lisbon are breath taking.

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Kamloops, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We found a walk-way to the right of the old church on the top of the hill that burnt in the Lisbon earthquake in 1750s'. the walkway goes to, I believe, the halfway point on the elevator and the view from there is amazing. I don't think I would pay to go up to the top as you can already... More

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