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Address: Rua do Ouro, Lisbon, Portugal
Phone Number: 351214138679
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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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Skipped because of the cue

We skipped the lift as there were a long cue outside and the weather was really hot. It is very impressive though also watched from outside, so it is worth seeing anyway!

3 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Munich, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We skipped the lift as there were a long cue outside and the weather was really hot. It is very impressive though also watched from outside, so it is worth seeing anyway!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have decided to go up using the lift but it was 9.30 and there was already something like 1h45 of queue! So we have decided to go for a walk first. By accident we went up the tower. Entrance to the top is not free but cost almost nothing. View is really great! Careful, narrow stairs and avoid if... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Waited about 25 minutes to get on ( from top of steps). Not too bad especially as mostly all in the shade. Once on top go the extra bit up onto the viewing platform. It is worth the extra! Amazing views.

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Thank Steven E
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Santa Justa is easy to reach when you take the metro to the Rossio square. From the square it is only 5-10 min walk. You can go upstairs for free of charge. You only have to pay five euro per person to go to the top. We haven't been to the top. Because from the platform we have a good... More 

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Thank Denise A
Cascais, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Santa Justa Lift (Portuguese: Elevador de Santa Justa), also called Carmo Lift (Portuguese: Elevador do Carmo, is an elevator, or lift, in the civil parish of Santa Justa, in the historical city of Lisbon, Portugal. Situated at the end of Rua de Santa Justa, it connects the lower streets of the Baixa with the higher Largo do Carmo (Carmo... More 

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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We got there shortly before 8pm,there was no real queue so decided to go on the lift,views over the city were excellent. Lisbon is a hilly city so there are free vantage points with equally stunning views. Both of us were glad we used lift,but probably wouldn't have if we had wait in a long queue in the scorching sunshine.

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Thank mdaly60
Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Made by Gustave Eiffel, the French Civil Engineer builder of the Eiffel Tower the lift gives access to one of the most stunning views of Lisbon and the River. Then your can have a light meal at the traditional pubs in the square for a nice relax continuity.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun experience travelling up hill by the Santa Justa Lift. It's in Rossio and you won't miss it when you are in Lisbon. Santa Justa Lift is one of the tourists attractions in Libson. Do give it a shot when you are there. Travelling tip: I went in the morning before 11am to avoid loooooong queue)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite what some other reviewers are saying, you have to visit the Elevador de Santa Justa, but go early! We went early (9:30 am) and didn't have to queue at all. It is true that you can still access the viewing platform by accessing it from the Convento do Carmo but entering such an historic and iconic lift for the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're happy to queue in the blazing heat then be my guest. We were given a handy pointer from a friendly tuk-tuk driver to go up and around the back via a restaurant to reach the top. You don't get a ride in the lift but you do get the same wonderful view.

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Staying in Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores

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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"!