Elevador de Santa Justa

Elevador de Santa Justa, Lisbon: Hours, Address, Elevador de Santa Justa Reviews: 3.5/5

Elevador de Santa Justa
3.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
About
This elevator is located inside a gothic tower, which provides quick and easy transport between Lisbon's Baixa and Bairro Alto districts.
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
A pending candidate to become a World Heritage Site, Lisbon's downtown (the "Baixa Pombalina", or simply "Baixa") is a perfect example of anti-earthquake construction, having been rebuilt following the 1755 earthquake by the famous Marquês de Pombal (hence its name). Its offer is vast: restaurants and cafes in Rossio and Restauradores, outlets and shops in the Áurea, Augusta, Prata and other famous streets, the imponent Praça do Comércio and its Arch, the luxury shops along the Avenida da Liberdade, this is the beating heart of the city center. The Baixa also grants easy access to trains leading to Sintra, the trams that go around the Castle hill, old neighborhoods or even take you to Belém, and Lisbon's traditional restaurants and cafes. Considering a visit to the Fashion and Design Museum (free entrance) and don't forget to try the famous liquor, "ginjinha"!
How to get there
  • Baixa/Chiado • 3 min walk
  • Terreiro do Paço • 6 min walk
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lillythepink95
Sydney, Australia53 contributions
A miss if you don't have the time
Oct 2021 • Couples
Not sure I'd pay the 10.60 to go up in the lift. If you buy the 6€ metro card the lift is free. Only goes up about 3 stories, and you can actually walk into the grounds without taking the lift
Written October 11, 2021
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland15,848 contributions
Great attraction - interesting look
Aug 2021 • Couples
Architecturally interesting (see photos) Covered in the transport day pass which is only €6.40. Twenty people at a go. Nice views over Lisbon. Not open for the hours stated in the evening.
Written August 30, 2021
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom4,755 contributions
Novel Way to get Downtown but the Line Moves Slowly
Mar 2020
We used the elevator twice. It’s an interesting, quirky Lisbon thing to do but (and it’s a big but), I would not bother if the line is too long. The second time we used it, the line to go up ran alongside the elevator to the top of the stairs. It didn't look that long but the line moves painfully slowly and we were there for 50 min. We only waited because we had already invested so much time we were reluctant to leave and we kept expecting that it might suddenly start moving more quickly. It didn’t.
On the plus side:
∗ it can be a quick and easy way to get from Baixa to Bairro Alto, which is a very, very steep part of Lisbon
∗ our 24 hour travel pass included the lift (so does the Lisboa Card)
∗ there is an ornate metal walkway at the top which has a stunning view (you don't need a ticket to access it)
∗ there is an even higher viewing platform above the lift (€1.50)
∗ the lift itself was built in 1906 with a decorative Neo-Gothic style and is brightly lit at night so it looks spectacular – it’s worth having a look at even if you don't use it
It’s worth noting that the ride only takes a minute or two and you don’t see anything much from inside the lift. I was expecting a wonderful view as the lift rose but that’s not the case. Also, if you were attracted by the idea that Gustav Eiffel designed it, there’s no evidence of any link with Eiffel Tower at all. The real designer was the Portugese-born French engineer Raul Mesnier de Ponsard and despite some stories, it seems that he had no connection to Eiffel either.
There are 3 other Lisbon lifts at Lavra, Gloria and Bica but these are funiculars and are not true lifts like Santa Justa.
Written February 1, 2021
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Linda A
Scunthorpe, UK3,216 contributions
Spiral stairs
Jan 2020
This interesting old elevators will take you to a viewpoint high above the city but it's not for the faint hearted! The viewpoint is quite exposed and you have to climb some very narrow spiral stairs to reach it. It's expensive too, we paid about E5 but nevertheless, it's a very interesting structure!
Written November 29, 2020
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AMsays
Thornhill, Canada3,277 contributions
Interesting building
Feb 2020
Included in the Lisbon Card so got here to find a 40-minute lineup. I asked if that was to use the elevator or the stairs and was told it was to get in and then you decide. Decided against it when I spoke to someone who had gone up and said the ride was quick, like 30 seconds but nothing special. The view was the best part. Since I had seen excellent views elsewhere I went on my way, marveling at the construction of this building built at the turn of the 20th century. It is now one of a kind in Lisbon, completely different from another kind of lift - the funicular. (Pre Covid-19).
Written November 18, 2020
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June A
Surrey, UK2,295 contributions
Get here early to avoid the queues
Nov 2019
Get here early - and definately avoid the rush hour if you want to avoid the queues. The cost was at the time of my visit included in the Lisbon card which is otherwise considering the length of the trip quite costly. It takes literally minutes to whisk you to the top, but of course you have to as it's part of the Lisbon experience, indeed, unique in the world.
Written October 18, 2020
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The Flying Spaniard
Sofia, Bulgaria2,413 contributions
Don't use it.
Sep 2020 • Solo
It costs 5.3 euro for a 30 seconds ride. Do not use it. This is not worth. Better to use the stairs.
Written October 5, 2020
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Hella
Bournemouth, UK75 contributions
Lift closed in September 2020
Sep 2020 • Couples
Underwhelming. Great construction, but no ride. We nearly missed it as it does not stand out, because of its grey colour. Some view of Lisbon town.
Written September 13, 2020
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TheTabascokid
Greater London, UK146 contributions
Choose your lift carefully!
Sep 2020 • Family
Knowing that this was on the “to do” list of things to do in Lisbon, we joined the queue and waited for around 45 minutes to make the journey.

Two important points should be noted here; firstly, the elevator is included with some travel tickets so if you’ve already bought a pass, check if it’s free, and secondly make sure you try to get into the nearest lift to the ticket booth. That’s the only one with a view while climbing.

Currently, the top observation platform is closed so you have to make do with looking through the grille on the bridge level.

All in all, a bit “meh” really. It is beautiful architecture and gives you a new route to up the hill but it didn’t feature in any of our lists of moments at the end of the holiday.
Written September 5, 2020
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debbiecox33
Broadstairs, UK17 contributions
Excellent architecture
Sep 2020 • Couples
A must see when perusing the architectural delights of Lisbon. Interesting design , beautiful views, a fun attraction.
Written September 4, 2020
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  • Mon - Sat 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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