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Santa Justa Lift

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Address: Rua do Ouro, Lisbon, Portugal
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+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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Unique view back into time

I'd go early morning or late evening. There is quite a line during peak hours However, the view is amazing once up there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I'd go early morning or late evening. There is quite a line during peak hours However, the view is amazing once up there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It doesn't worth it to wait in the line to get from one floor to another, but you can get to the top elevator level by the street next to it and the for 1.50 euros climb to view point by stairs. You'll have to pay this tiny sum and to climb in all cases - elevator will take you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Super architecture, great to see, we too, a ride up and used our viva cards so cheaper than paying by cash. Views are great from the top, this is easy to find, we went early would expect the wait to be really long as the day progresses

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Santa Justa Lift is definitely worth a visit as the panoramic views at the top, overlooking the entire city, are well worth it. There are two levels, the first is serviced by the lift & you can walk around this area & cross a bridge which overhangs the street below. To reach the top level you have to climb... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fantastic 360 degree views of Lisbon. If you like walking, you can get your bearings from this area. Make sure you have your camera as the photo opportunities are amazing.

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The lift is an exceptional piece of engineering and visually stunning. However you can get better views of the city and bridge from Castelo de St Jorge. At €5 a trip it's an expensive ride.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you have a VIVA card use it for the lift as it saves you money. The lift only takes a couple of seconds then you pay again for the viewing tower which means climbing a spiral staircase. It was a fantastic view however there are lots of views in Lisbon.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived here from one of the many viewpoints and entered via the restaurant next door - the lift and history are wonderfully interesting and the views incredible Well worth a visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Good view of the city. Would recommend getting the Yellow bus tour as entrance is included in their price versus paying the 5.15€ otherwise. Nice view. Queue isn't too long (10-15 min)..

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It's a great design and great to see, but... They only seem to run this about every 20 minutes - so even a short looking queue takes a while to move. Then the trip up is so short (30 seconds) that it just doesn't offer bang for buck, timewise. Better idea? walk up (or use elevador gloria near restauradores) then... 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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