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Address: Rua do Ouro, Lisbon, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 21 413 8679
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Big queues and a long wait to use the cafe

If it's a dry day then no issues waiting, I waited nearly two hours to get in the lift and then a further wait to use the over priced cafe at the top. Great views and on a clear... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If it's a dry day then no issues waiting, I waited nearly two hours to get in the lift and then a further wait to use the over priced cafe at the top. Great views and on a clear day a great view of the castle and city

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Is only worth a trip if is free (Lisbon card or one day pass) when the weather is not good. Visited yesterday after a heavy rain in the afternoon, unable to go to the highest floor. And met a gang of pickpockets who opened one of our backpacks on the first floor:(! One of them even made a funny face... More 

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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 382 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

On first sight of this lift nestled between two buildings, you cant but help thinking I have seen something similar to this structure before, think Paris enough said. This attraction can get amazingly busy, however for us the queueing up at night is worth the wait to see the view from the high point, awesome photo's to be had.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Basically, a lift connecting two levels of this multi-level city. Free with the Lisbon card. You MUST go early to avoid the queues, we were there by about 8am (I think we got there before it opened!), and there was no queue! You get really good views of Lisbon from top, especially of Fort St George. Very good for photographs,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Well it is just a lift with view but if you have time to spare take it for the view.usually there is a quee for it but is is relatively less crowded in the mornings

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A great way to get a perspective of the city from above. Catch the lift from the street below (5 euros or free with the Lisboa card) and you get transported to the viewing tower within seconds. You have the option to go higher again via a spiral staircase (again free with the Lisboa card) to get the best views... More 

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Randers, Denmark
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried all 3 of them + the lift, and I would rate them like this: 1. Ascensor da Lavra (because of the topside entrance 2. Ascensor da Bica (because of the bottom entrance and the view of the ride 3. Ascensor de Gloria (well, it is just there...) 4. Santa Justa Lift When using the Santa Justa Lift you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tower is located in the city center of Lisbon and is accessable from the bottom up or by foot. One at the top one can enjoy a fantastic view of the city allowing to gaze into different directions and enjoy the views over different parts of the city. Certainly something to do and a must see for photographers.

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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We found out our metro/tram ticket allowed us free entry to this attraction. We pay to pay an additional €1.50 each to take the steps to the very top of the tower. Amazing views across Lisbon.

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The key is to arrive very early to avoid the queues. The lift is open from 7am and costs 5 euro per person (return trip). Once you get out of the lift, you need to climb the spiral staircase to get to the very top. Once at the top you get to see the panoramic views of the city. If... More 

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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"!
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