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Santa Justa Elevator (Elevador de Santa Justa)

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Address: Rua Aurea and Rua de Santa Justa, Lisbon, Portugal
Phone Number: 21/361-3054
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: This elevator is located inside a gothic tower, which provides quick and...
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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Do you now Gustav Eiffel? Yes, the same guy who designed and build Eiffel Tower in Paris. So, this elevator was hes creation. defenitely worth a visit and, of course, a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Lisbon, Portugal
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Do you now Gustav Eiffel? Yes, the same guy who designed and build Eiffel Tower in Paris. So, this elevator was hes creation. defenitely worth a visit and, of course, a climbing (inside I may say!) :) ...visit Lisbon! and be happy.

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

we used our bus tour ticket to ride the elevator (also trams and elevadores). Get there early as the queues can be long, and the ride lasts only seconds. Not really worth the fee otherwise.

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Ankara, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

It is in the central of Lisbon. You can get tickets without fee if you buy sightseeing tours. so you don't have to pay fee (I think it was 5 euros). no need to pay extra 5 euros. the view is good from the top of elevator. you can see the city, castle neighborhood and especially river. If you don^t... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

First of all, the elevator was covered in scaffolding so we couldn't really admire it.Then, we paid 5 eur per person for the 30 second ride in the elevator only to find out that to go to the viewing platform you need to pay an additional 1,50 eur. We never did. We also realized that you can enter the top... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We went to the Santa Justa Elevatro almost everyday. The lines were so long. It was not worth waiting for 3 or 4 hours while you could easly tot some other things. For example purchasing a tramticket (the one you purchase at the tram those have no long lines) for a good sight seeing tour. On hour last night in... More 

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Wirral
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

There is a lot of fuss made about this attraction but it is like taking a lift in a hotel. Certainly it is only worth doing if you have a caris transport card as it is included in the price, otherwise its 5 euro. The view at the top of the stairs is worth the ride but you can do... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

It's better if you walk up the hill and reach the top of the elevator walking area where you will see some amazing views. Elevator itself is probably not worth the queue in my opinion.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I was not at all impressed with this trip. It was free for me as I had the hop on hop off ticket. Went up the lift but nothing much to see.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

In Jan 2015, it was under mass construction still the lift was working. Ppl use it as a local transport. Free in our Lisboa card. U need to pay extra to climb few stairs to go to the top for views, but free for Lisboa card. the views are amazing. the exact same picture when you google Lisbon, thats the... More 

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Lake of Geneva
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The view from the top is really good and worth the trip up. The lift only takes you up as far as the walkway through to the old cathedral/Chiada but you can walk up to the viewing platform. If you just want to see the viewpoint then don't bother paying 5€. You can walk through the exit which is where... More 

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