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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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Easy way to Carmo

Santa Justa Lift is the relaxing way to get to the Carmo area which is up a steep hill. Great views of the city across to the castle. Over 100 years' old and revolutionary for its... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We walked across the the walkway at the top of the lift and paid €1.50 each to go up the spiral staircase to viewing deck. The views were spectacular. Definitely worth the fee. Spectacular pictures with friends or loved ones. For people with a problem with heights it may not be the best activity.

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Thank Roger C
Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This distinctive structure in the very heart of Lisbon is an old fashioned outdoor elevator, whisking tourists from the central Rossio square, up to the ruins of the Carmelite church. Although it looks antiquated, the lift is reliable and staff enough. However, the lift ride itself is very fast and you don't get to see out much. It's just a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Santa Justa Lift is the relaxing way to get to the Carmo area which is up a steep hill. Great views of the city across to the castle. Over 100 years' old and revolutionary for its time.

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Cleveland, Oh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 474 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an historic elevator facilitating the climb from Baixa to Bairro Alto. There are always long lines but there are alternative ways to go up trough nearby escalators and a little uphill walk. From the top there are good view of the town below, the Tagus and Alfama.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can used your metro ticket to access the lift or you can use your yellow bus ticket of pay at the door which is not good value, we did have to queue for about 30 mins, but the lift ride is quick, it's worth having the yellow bus ticket as you can then get to the top of the... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This an absolute must in Lisbon. We did try to get on the lift on our first day but gave up as only 1 lift working. Better luck next day only took 10 minutes in the que. be aware that it's a bit expensive & €5.15 you can use your 24 hrs €6 pass but do need to pay an... More 

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Thank Sharon F
Heraklion, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice view from the top of Santa Justa lift. You have to pay one metro ticket to get to the top but the view from up there is worthy! When you leave the lift do not pay extra ticket to get to the road level. You can walk. It is. Since walk down the hill

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Thank Manos P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Must see with Lisbon card or 24h public transport ticket - it is free with them :) you have to wait for your tour because of the line. Great view from the top! I recommend!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not obvious from the bottom but you can walk up the hill and enter from the top and save yourself the 2 hour queue for the lift. Nice view from top as long as you don't suffer from vertigo !

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Thank Dave M
North Tidworth, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Brilliant, the views over Lisbon are spectacular, like most of the tall buildings. It is quite a scary elevator, but is well worth the visit.

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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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