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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 #85 of 224 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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Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Having visited Lisbon many times over the last 40 years I'd fully recommend visiting the Santa Just a elevator. Why? Well it's idiosyncratic and unique. I don't know any other city that has such a dedicated elevator (although you could argue that the Either Tower is a viewing platform). I've been up it a number of times. The current cost... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We visited with metro day pass on Sep 23. The line is long during weekday afternoon. $5 takes you to the 2nd floor of Santa Junta, then you'll have to pay "additional" fees (I don't remember exact fare, but something like 3-5 Euro) to go to the top. I felt like I got scammed. The view from the mid-level is... More

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Rijeka, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

On few occasion that I have used it there was no one queueing in front. Never waited longer than initial ride. But enjoyed every second of it as it moving monument. If you use viva viagem 24 hours pass it is free then ride for you.

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Warsaw, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 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

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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