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Santa Justa Lift

Rua do Ouro, Lisbon, Portugal
+351 21 413 8679
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This elevator is located inside a gothic tower, which provides quick and easy transport between Lisbon's Baixa and Bairro Alto districts.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good36%
  • Average23%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“viewing platform” (129 reviews)
“eiffel tower” (50 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Rua do Ouro, Lisbon, Portugal
Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
+351 21 413 8679
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Built in 1902, and a 150 tall, this is probably one of the oldest running elevators on Planet Earth...fascinating! Its turn of the century engineering and styling gives it a lovely old world charm. That said, I never bothered riding the elevator. It was designed...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 3 days ago

After visiting many of the viewpoints of Lisbon, we went to Santa Justa elevator to get different view over the town and it turned out that thats the best view. We didnt took the ride with the elevator in order to skip the line we...More

Thank Magdalena I
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Can be discouraging because of the line but worth the wait. Beware of pickpockets in Chiado and this area. Most of them are eastern european women. Especially during winter their hands are graceful in carefully getting your wallet or phone without you noticing since you...More

Thank Helde2014
Reviewed 6 days ago

Just admire the ornate structure from the outside. The queue varies in length throughout the day, at times stretching up the stairs and onto the street behind. Difficult to justify waiting more than fifteen minutes when the viewing platform can be reached by a short...More

Thank Rob C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Despite being a technical wonder from two centuries ago, it is not worth the hassle. The elevator ride is very short and it is so overcrowded, that you cannot really appreciate the old cabin design. The steam power was replaced by electric motors long ago....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

The lift shaft situates in the town center just off the main shopping street. You can have good views on the city when you go up to the top. You need to pay 5 Euro to take the lift if you have not purchase the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Want to see an amazing view of Lisbon? You most certainly need to take this lift to the top and see the wonderful landscape that is Lisbpn Portugal. The wait was not too bad and the view makes the wait worth it!

Thank malichejas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunning structure and the view from the top is great. Problem is that it is just an elevator. Had to justify 7.5 euro to ride up or down...

Thank Gopher-Vol_Fan
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't take the lift as there was a queue and we were not convinced it took you anywhere. Nonetheless it was well worth taking a small detour off the main street to see this interesting construction.

Thank Pete_Gill_W
Reviewed 1 week ago

did the lift to the very top great views over this great town thought the price was expensive but we used a Lisboa card that gave us the ride for free then after you can walk down to the musee de carmo

Thank bas t
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
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October 30, 2017|
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Response from JoyM1966 | Reviewed this property |
Between 6 am and 8 am. The views are gorgeous this time of the day. And after 9am the lines are very large for remainder of the day. Do it first. Have breakfast close by afterwards!
Kostya G
September 25, 2017|
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Response from Richard A | Reviewed this property |
Sorry can't help with this question but if you take aye low bus tour or the route 28 tram tour you get to go up the lift by showing your bus/tram ticket
Irina B
April 5, 2015|
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Response from Linda A | Reviewed this property |
I think we paid about €6 including access to the viewing platform above. It's quite expensive but probably worth doing. A cheaper option for equally good views (if not better) would be to ascend the triumphal Arch at Black... More