Elevador de Santa Justa

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Elevador de Santa Justa information

Location
Lisbon , Portugal
Address
cnr Rua de Santa Justa & Largo do Carmo
More information
www.transporteslisboa.pt
Prices
return trip €5
Opening hours
7am-11pm, to 10pm Oct-May
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If the lanky, wrought-iron Elevador de Santa Justa seems uncannily familiar, it’s probably because the neo-Gothic marvel is the handiwork of Raul Mésnier, Gustave Eiffel’s apprentice. It’s Lisbon’s only vertical street lift, built in 1902 and steam-powered until 1907. Get there early to beat the crowds and zoom to the top for sweeping views over the city’s skyline.

Bear in mind, however, some call the €5 fee Santa Injusta! You can save €3.50 by entering the platform from the top (behind Convento do Carmo) and paying just €1.50 to access the viewing platform.