Lisbon Sights

Elevador de Santa Justa

  • Rua Aurea Map It
  • Baixa
  • Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

Published 12/10/2015

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Built in 1902 by Raul Mésnier, who studied under Eiffel, the Santa Justa Elevator, inside a Gothic-style tower, is one of Lisbon's more extraordinary structures. After stepping outside the elevator compartment at the upper level, you can either take the walkway leading to the Largo do Carmo, or climb the staircase to the miradouro at the very top of the structure (147½ feet up) for views of the Baixa district and beyond. The return ticket sold on board includes access to the miradouro, as does a Lisboa Card or Aerobus ticket, but if you're using a public transport swipe card to ride the elevator, you must buy an extra €1.50 ticket to gain access to the miradouro. The same goes for visitors who arrive via the walkway from Largo do Carmo, up in the Bairro Alto.

Sight Information


Rua Aurea, Lisbon, Lisbon, 1100-486, Portugal

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Sight Details:

  • €5 return
  • Daily, mid-July–Sept., 7 am–11 pm, Oct.–mid-July, 7 am–9:45 pm

Published 12/10/2015


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