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Santa Justa Lift

Rua do Ouro, Lisbon, Portugal
+351 21 413 8679
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This elevator is located inside a gothic tower, which provides quick and easy transport between Lisbon's Baixa and Bairro Alto districts.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good36%
  • Average23%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Rua do Ouro, Lisbon, Portugal
Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
+351 21 413 8679
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was built in 1902 to link downtown Lisbon with Largo do Carmo, and save people the steep climb. It is a vertical lift and designed by a pupil of Eiffel ( of tower fame) called Raul Mesnier de Ponsard, a Frenchman, but who lived...More

Thank Angela C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The lift is a must see site in the city. Make sure to walk down the street and take photos on your approach. The architecture is beautiful and the buildings around the lift frame it perfectly. I would not recommend waiting in the long line...More

Thank onlyherbackpack
Reviewed 3 days ago

A lot of people advised us not to take the lift as it was not worth the money and wait just for the experience of riding the lift. The lift is more beautiful looking from the outside, but not from the inside. If you are...More

Thank Griffin Y
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We arrived to watch the sun setting over lisbon. We spent an hour waiting in the queue only for the man operating the lift to go for his dinner, leaving us standing around waiting for him to come back. If you value your time, don't...More

Thank 34LAR80
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Perfect example of inefficient enterprise. You wait in line for an hour or more when the lift attendants takes cigarette breaks . And then loads ten people to the elevator capable of accommodating thirty. And then he takes another break. Take pictures but don't wait...More

Thank mikefirs
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Excellent place to see the view of Lisbon Have to pay for extra €1.5 for going to the top view point. Taking the lift cost around €3 (can be covered by the one day transportation pass)

Thank Ling Chun Y
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a main tourist must-see sight, queues to access the elevator are exceptionally long in the afternoon, so I recommend early morning attendance, The cheaper, money-saving way is to use your Metro card or a 24 hours transport ticket which is valid for the...More

1  Thank YN2005
Reviewed 6 days ago

It's essentially just a lift to a viewing platform, but do not overlook the design elements of the building. Akin to the Eiffel tower in many ways, it should be seen and appreciated. Get to the viewing platform at Sunset to see the Castle and...More

Thank cfc_7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It took about 20 minutes in line and a cost of 5.15 Euro but it was worth the view from the top deck. Great view of St. George Castle. You then walk off the back stairs and up a road to visit a museum. On...More

Thank Don P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thought this attraction was very over rated. Arrived early just before it opened, so didn't have to queue.You can only buy a return trip which is €5.15 ( however you can use the travel day (24 hr) pass which costs €6.15 & can be bought...More

Thank LoopyLouRTW
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
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Kostya G
25 September 2017|
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Response from Miguel C | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, I don't think it is! Even beeing a sunday you still have to pay it
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Irina B
6 April 2015|
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Response from Linda A | Reviewed this property |
I think we paid about €6 including access to the viewing platform above. It's quite expensive but probably worth doing. A cheaper option for equally good views (if not better) would be to ascend the triumphal Arch at Black... More
Irina B
6 April 2015|
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Response from christine0253 | Reviewed this property |
5 Euro or if you have the open top bus package or lisboa card you get in free. I certainly would not have paid 5 Euro just for a lift as it was not worth it ( I had bus pass) You can enter the tower from bario alto for free... More