Santa Justa Lift, Lisbon

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Travel between Baixa and Carmo Square with Santa Justa Lift, an elevator located in a Gothic tower. Built in 1902 to provide transportation between two neighborhoods in the difficult, hilly landscape of Lisbon, the elevator moves up 13 m (43 ft) from the lower streets of Baixa to the Ruo do Carmo and the upper zone of Bairro Alto. On your scenic elevator ride, you can see the Tagus River, Castle of Sao Jorga, and National Theatre D. Maria II, among other sites. Don't forget to stop on the elevator's observation deck and note its Neo-Gothic iron construction. You then can explore the adjacent neighborhoods on foot. To visit Santa Justa Lift and other attractions in Lisbon, use our Lisbon trip tool .
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  • The queue line is long to go up but not to go down. Anyway, the main attraction is the view from the top. Free with the Lisboa Card.  more »
  • If you go by the chiado beside the ruins of the carmo convent, raisins to the elevator without raising the elevator... platform and see the amazing views... If you also like to climb to the top of the platform they are 1.5 euros and climb in a short spiral staircase... I all if You can because even more impressive views...
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  • Very interesting elevator/lift that takes you up. You can pay a few euros to go up the lift, or just walk up past it and a few streets further to get a chance to see from the top. There is a viewing platform at the top which is relatively cheap and offers a great view of Lisbon and the bridge. I would definitely recommend a visit, bit be warned - if you want to ride in the lift, there are frequently queues of over an hour. I would recommend just walking round the back and accessing it near the convent/dilapidated church.
  • Definitely, we do not recommend to wait to ride up the lift. The service staff is not polite, the tourists are not given any kind of information about the sites to wait, the waiting time is not clear...and the worst: the doors and the tickets office are shut without giving any kind of explanation. This service must absolutely be improved and the staff must be taught to treat the tourism much better.
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