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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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Bit of a tourist trap but the Miradouro is one of the best ones in Lisbon

Queues are very long to access the lift, you pay to access the platform and then a lil bit more to access the viewing point, only when we got to the top we realised this can be... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dacil A
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I saw the line for the elevator and began waiting in it. It wasn't a super long line but it moved very slowly. We decided to read some Trip Advisor reviews while we waited and found one that mentioned that you can walk around to get the view. So, we did just that and the review was... More 

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Thank Jeff T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Santa Justa Elevator is one of the places in Lisbon you have to visit. It's old, but perfectly functional, with beautiful ornaments and magnificent view from the top.

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Thank Ivica S
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I decided I did not want to pay the €5 lift up as there were other things for me to do. But after I had visited the nearby monastery I noticed a balcony to the right of it. I climbed up to take a pic of the view and realised I was actually half way up the lift. There was... More 

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Rijeka, Croatia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The lift is a major tourist attraction since its construction in 1902. It is an interesting 45 meters high iron structure with a view point at its top, with two cabins (the capacity is 24 passengers in each). The lines and waiting time at its bottom can be very long, so my tip is: buy a metro one-day card (it... More 

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Thank Borzov
Carterton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

No need to pay for the lift because there is a bridge on the other side and you can walk across it for free. You only then need to pay 1.5 euros to get to the very top but there is no need to do so.

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Thank GordonPhillips
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Long queue to enter the elevator and they only take exact change. It's a bit silly that they don't have a ticket kiosk and literally take money from everyone as they enter the lift which adds to the long wait. Don't be dismayed however, it's worth the wait because the views of the city are phenomenal. You don't have to... More 

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Thank Dean79
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Looks super cool but the line was a huge bummer. Wasn't in the cards for me. Go early if you want to go.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Queues are very long to access the lift, you pay to access the platform and then a lil bit more to access the viewing point, only when we got to the top we realised this can be accessed by foot through the Carmo Convent, no queues there, so my advise is, walk to the convent and access the viewing point... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Extraordinary view .... One of the 7 hills of Lisbon to visit I hope to return obviously... Love lisbon

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a lift for tourists. I do not recommend, specially if you feel overwhelmed when there are lots of people on the same place. I recommend: entering the up level (Praça do Carmo) to wait less and buying the 24 hour transport card to enter for free. They charge an extra cost for going upstairs, the best overview is in... More 

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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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