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 most overrated site in Lisbon. the fee is huge taking into consideration you could easily walk the distance from Chiado with almost no effort and of course no waiting time. the view is also regula...  more »
  • Caution the best early morning come, otherwise, the waiting time is very long. Only in conjunction with the LisabonCard is worth in my opinion. Otherwise, it is simply too expensive.
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  • It must be seen certainly since it is striking enough. There are often many people and I personally didn't want to pay $ 5 for wait queue up the elevator so that it is a decision of each, but see it if you must see
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  • Excellent views, so long as your ok with heights it's well worth a visit. A lift takes you most of the way up then you've a couple of very windy, very steep staircases to the actual top where the view is fantastic. As a nice aside the ticket you purchase to take the lift €10 I think gets you onto the trams and Funicular network free for 24 hrs from the time you purchase them. It's a nice touch
  • One of "must see" in Lisbon, amazing view from the top of Elevator, beautiful panorama of Lisbon, river, castle and bridges. Just in windy day wear some extra clothes, could be cold. Can be used 24 hours ticket for other trams. I recommend to go on the sunrise on sunset time, you can make beautiful photo's. When you finish there is another scenic place near cathedral, you can rest over there on deck chairs, drink coffe or tea.
  • Obviously, it’s touristy but the iron structure is pretty spectacular and the building quite iconic in the city. If you pay, you can take the lift (which is not outstanding, but still fun) and then the stairs to go on the top of the building. The panoramic view over the city is stunning (yes, Lisbon definitely has many spots for breathtaking views). We went there early in the morning and didn’t have to stand in line. If you want to save some money, skip the lift and just pay 1,50€ to go to the top.
  • Very unique place in the middle of Lisbon! It was a bit difficult to locate and you better go early to avoid a long queue in front of it! When you are up there the view over the city is breathtaking! I've been up there on a sunny November morning....awesome! Definitely one of Lisbon's best sightseeing spots!
  • Amazing views of the city! You can pretty much see the whole town! Fun experience! Buy a ticket online or you can buy a ticket in person, you would still have to wait in same line. $5 or $6 Euro per person. I recommend taking the ride as you will see the best view of the city. Lots to do in the area!
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