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Santa Justa Lift

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Address: Rua do Ouro, Lisbon, Portugal
Phone Number: +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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Good views of the city, worth a visit

Basically, a lift connecting two levels of this multi-level city. Free with the Lisbon card. You MUST go early to avoid the queues, we were there by about 8am (I think we got... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Basically, a lift connecting two levels of this multi-level city. Free with the Lisbon card. You MUST go early to avoid the queues, we were there by about 8am (I think we got there before it opened!), and there was no queue! You get really good views of Lisbon from top, especially of Fort St George. Very good for photographs,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Well it is just a lift with view but if you have time to spare take it for the view.usually there is a quee for it but is is relatively less crowded in the mornings

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

A great way to get a perspective of the city from above. Catch the lift from the street below (5 euros or free with the Lisboa card) and you get transported to the viewing tower within seconds. You have the option to go higher again via a spiral staircase (again free with the Lisboa card) to get the best views... More 

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Randers, Denmark
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We tried all 3 of them + the lift, and I would rate them like this: 1. Ascensor da Lavra (because of the topside entrance 2. Ascensor da Bica (because of the bottom entrance and the view of the ride 3. Ascensor de Gloria (well, it is just there...) 4. Santa Justa Lift When using the Santa Justa Lift you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The tower is located in the city center of Lisbon and is accessable from the bottom up or by foot. One at the top one can enjoy a fantastic view of the city allowing to gaze into different directions and enjoy the views over different parts of the city. Certainly something to do and a must see for photographers.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We found out our metro/tram ticket allowed us free entry to this attraction. We pay to pay an additional €1.50 each to take the steps to the very top of the tower. Amazing views across Lisbon.

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The key is to arrive very early to avoid the queues. The lift is open from 7am and costs 5 euro per person (return trip). Once you get out of the lift, you need to climb the spiral staircase to get to the very top. Once at the top you get to see the panoramic views of the city. If... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The top of the lift offers arguably the best views of the entire city! I hiked with my friend and didn't take it up, but paying for the view on top was worth it! It can be a bit crowded, but it's worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There's generally a bit of a queue, but it's well worth it. €5 gets you a ticket up in the old lift, onto the viewing platform (up a tight set of spiral stairs) and the return journey down in the lift again. The views are amazing and this is a perfect picture taking spot.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There was such a huge cue when I went to visit this attraction which was recommended via Booking.com. So I decided to walk an extra ten minutes and went behind the old church which was affected during the Lisbon Earthquake many years ago. and you could walk along a bridge which will take you to the lift, you only have... 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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