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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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A great experience, don't be put off by the queue. The lift takes you half the way up then you need to climb up a winding staircase to the top, where splendid views await you. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days 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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Birmingham England
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days 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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Thank Analemmatic
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Its beautifully designed. The day i visited it was raining and the wait was not long. You pay about 5 euro for a trip to the top which is supposed to offer amazing views. However upon arrival to the top we were told the lookout point which is one up a flight of stairs is closed because of the rain.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

As a tourist i am keen to do everything so i was eager to tick the Santa Justa lift of my list. It was nice to do and the queue was not too long. The view was good but if you have visited some of the other miradours you will know what to expect. Without having to climb a step... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A great experience, don't be put off by the queue. The lift takes you half the way up then you need to climb up a winding staircase to the top, where splendid views await you. The whole thing takes roughly 20/30 minutes.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A major Lisbon landmark, this lift is ornate in design and well worth a visit. The views from the observation platform above the lift are good too although this is not particularly accessible for anyone with any mobility difficulties as it is accessed via a spiral staircase once at the top. Going across the bridge, the bar/ cafe does up... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Santa justa lift is very good and offers an amazing view if you go on the roof of it either after you come out of the lift or before you go on. However it is quite expensive and is better value if you have a travel card or a Lisboa card.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was one of the first things we did when we got to Lisbon. Just a few hundred yards from our Hotel Portugal base in Downtown. We arrived for a 10am opening and there was already a queue of people waiting to go up in the lift. We queued for about 25 minutes and then were taken up in the... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent views over the city. Depending on the time of day, there may be a longish queue but it seemed to move reasonably quickly. Very good experience and very good views.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had seen the lift from the bottom but decided to keep walking as we wanted to explore. We then stumbled across the top of the lift. The views over the city roof tops was amazing. There was a small bar/restaurant next to the lift, where we enjoyed a coffee whilst enjoying the views, & then we caught the lift... 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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