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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.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
As featured in Exploring Lisbon
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Rua do Ouro, Lisbon, Portugal
Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If queue starts at the street - you'll wait for an hour. Service is slow. You can climb or use modern elevator in a bags shop nearby to reach the balcony and for the tip you pay extra and climb the stairs. I would recommend...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Rimantė J
Reviewed 4 days ago

I enjoyed the Santa Justa Lift from a number of different locations, over a number of days, but we never bothered with the actual ride. The queues were simply too long for what would have been a cramped and short ride. however, the structure itself...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank pakabay
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Well, I mean... it's not something beautiful and Without it you can go see the view without paying!!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lulukav
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This may be a famous tourist attraction but doesn't stop the staff being curt and rather rude. The web site said it was open until 2245 so having walked across Lisbon to arrive at 2100 we were really looking forward to our visit. One member...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Waited an hour for a 30 second ride to a platform that you can walk up to. An hour of my life that we will never get back.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alexaylott
Reviewed 1 week ago

If your going to Lisbon, Portugal you don't what to miss this attraction. The views are fantastic you can see all of Lisbon . From the river to the hills and all of the surrounding monuments. You may have to wait for the elevator (...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sightsee41547
Reviewed 1 week ago

The view is great BUT the wait was very long. The ride up is not worth the wait (you do not see anything on the ride up - you are in an elevator). You can easily skip the ride up. It is an easy walk...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank BillD2362
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A huge cue and only 1 elevator working, its was also very overpriced. For a 40 second lift journey...... rip off. When the lift stops you then still have to climb 2 spiral staircases to get to the viewing gallery.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank GarethSW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not far from our hotel this imposing elevator designed by a protege of Eiffel provided excellent views of Lisbon. Although there was a wait in line to get to the lift (one of the two cars was not operating when we visited) the views of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Xcski441
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice view and a means to get to lovely area at top which are full of charming little coffee shops and shops

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank ElhamF_12
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renushkan
November 1, 2018|
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There earlier you get there the better. Check the times as in winter it changes.
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972suminy
May 26, 2018|
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Response from Sharon N | Reviewed this property |
Yes but the opening hours will differ, you’ll need to check x
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ALASKA700
May 25, 2018|
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Response from BarbaraB608 | Reviewed this property |
If you are fit and able don’t bother with a ticket. At the top of the steps turn left, then first right walk up the short hill to the church. Go to the right of the church and you are at the top of the lift. We did it in... More
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Vanessa L
Mississauga, Canada
2 weeks in Portugal (4 Replies)
My husband and I are planned to go to Portugal for the first 2 weeks of September. First 3 nights Lisbon, then rent a car, drive Porto for 3-4 nights, Evora for 2 nights, Algarve (Lagos I think) for 2 nights, then back to Lisbon for our last night. So this is what I am thinking: Lisbon: Sintra / Belem / Tram 28/ Santa Justa Lift Drive to Porto: Obidos / Fatima / Coimbra Porto: Book Store / Cable Car / Don Luis I Bridge / Wineries/ Ribeira District Drive Evora: I really want to drive the...More
January 17, 2017|
Response fromlbj17|
I would not drive all the way to the Algarve just for two nights, particularly in your timescale, which isn't 2 weeks in Portugal, as it seems to be 11/12 nights. I presume you are including international travel in your counting. Take in a beach closer to Lisbon to save travel time. You are going to struggle to fit all the various towns into your timescale IMO, so you may want to cover Evora as a day trip from Lisbon.
dana6611
california
How to get to Time out Market from Baixa area (2 Replies)
I am planning my day in Bairro Alto, How can I get to Time out Market from Bairro Alto? Should I get Elevator de Gloria or Santa Justa Lift to get to Bairro Alto?
June 24, 2017|
Response fromptnov64|
If you are in Bairro Alto take the Bica funicular or walk down Rua do Alecrim, at the end of both you'll be rather close the Market in a flat area.
C4sey
France
The restaurant at the top of Santa Justa Lift (1 Replies)
When I went to Lisbon frequently in the 70's we used to go to a restaurant at the top of the lift. Called A Quinta ,I think. Going back after a long time in October.Anyone know if it is still there in some form?
August 25, 2008|
Response fromPortugalTraveler31|
Hi C4.. On the top of Santa Justa lift there is a snack bar, selling light snacks, sandwiches, juices and thats it. regards,