Elevador de Santa Justa, Lisbon

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Travel between Baixa and Carmo Square with Elevador de Santa Justa, 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 Elevador de Santa Justa and other attractions in Lisbon, use our Lisbon trip tool.
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  • The wait for the lift is both long and baffling, the lift let’s in around 15 people and runs around 4/5 times an hour. You can use your metro ticket and some tour tickets for access, don’t buy... 
    The wait for the lift is both long and baffling, the lift let’s in around 15 people and runs around 4/5 times an hour. You can use your metro ticket and some tour tickets for access, don’t buy...  more »
  • DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY! This was one of those tourist traps picked out on YouTube. The queues are ridiculous to go up this but if you walk 5 minutes around the corner to the Carmo Archaeological... 
    DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY! This was one of those tourist traps picked out on YouTube. The queues are ridiculous to go up this but if you walk 5 minutes around the corner to the Carmo Archaeological...  more »
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  • Really nice view to the city. Instead of taking the lift up which is always a long wait, I will also recommend some people they can equally take the lift on the top next to the museum which never has any weight. The great thing to note is that the 24 hour metro bus and tram pass at $6.50 also includes the access to this lift as well as de Santa Gloria Elevator as well.
  • The elevator itself is unique and has a very interesting construction. The view from the top is also worth checking. But the fact that the elevator is running once every ~10/15 min causes big queues and it's way easier and faster to just get to the top by foot. Also, the price is way too expensive for the 15-sec ride. I recommend using it with a 24-hour metro/bus ticket.

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