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“Beautiful view, but don't take the ride...sneak in!”
Review of Santa Justa Lift

Santa Justa Lift
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US$84.03*
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Typical Lisbon Tuk Tuk Tour
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US$24.01*
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Lisbon in Half Day: Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour
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US$32.41*
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Lisbon Combo: Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Four Routes Including Tram
Ranked #73 of 447 things to do in Lisbon
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This elevator is located inside a gothic tower, which provides quick and easy transport between Lisbon's Baixa and Bairro Alto districts.
Reviewed 7 May 2014

Big thank you to Claudia the Tuk-Tuk driver who showed us how to walk onto the second highest platform of the elevator from street-level in Baixa-Chiado. It's really easy and definitely an under-utilized way to beat the line. From there, you just need to flash your Lisboa Card to climb the wrought-iron spiral staircase up to the topmost level. Amazing views, especially at sunset. Full disclosure: I'm normally fine with heights and old structures, but I started to get extremely anxious. Something about the low and thin (and very old) wrought-iron railings and the slight sway of the entire structure (similar to its inspiration, the Eiffel Tower). Worth the visit as least for a few minutes!

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Reviewed 7 May 2014

Old iron architecture, good views from the city, very near the Carmo Church, also worth visiting. You can go there in a 5 minutes walk from 'Praça do Comercio' square

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Reviewed 4 May 2014

the elevator is quite impressive to look at- the ride, not so much. we happened to be by the elevator one evening and had the lisboa card, which made it free, so we decided to do it. We must have waited 15 minutes or more and once you were inside, you saw nothing til you got to the stop. we popped out, it was evening and the lights were quite nice but we didn't want to be stuck waiting forever so we took the next ride down. at least it didn't cost us anything.

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Reviewed 4 May 2014

Doesn't make for a great picture in itself, but on a sunny day theres no better view of Lisbon. With the view of the ocean, red roofs, and the Castle the price to go up is definitely worth it.

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Reviewed 2 May 2014

We did a walking food tour and our guide warned us that the elevator is the biggest tourist trap in all of Lisbon, because you can see both the bottom and the top without ever having to pay to ride it! Even sillier is that when you're at the top, it's an extra 1.5 Euros if you want to go up some spiral stairs to stand on top and get a better view of the city.

I recommend walking by the bottom of the elevator, then walking up and around to the top. You get the same experience, get to see more of the city, and you'll save your pocket change for something other than an elevator ride.

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