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The famous Santa Justa’s Elevator

This downtown construction offers visitors a breathtaking view.
Natacha Nunes Costa 1 de Novembro de 2016 às 23:35
The view from Santa Justa's Elevator
The view from Santa Justa's Elevator FOTO: Pedro Catarino

The Santa Justa’s Elevator, also known as "Elevador do Carmo", is one of the most interesting monuments of the historical center of Lisbon.

It was designed by Raoul Mesnier du Ponsar and built in 1902. It was powered by steam until 1907, the year it started using electricity instead. Not even this "modernity" made it lose its grace.

Built with iron and enriched with filigree artworks, this monument has a Romantic Neo-Gothic design. The elevator itself connects the downtown with Bairro Alto and is 45 meters (147 feet) tall. At the top, visitors can enjoy an impressive view of the city center and river Tagus.

Every trip at Santa Justa’s Elevator costs 5 euros.


Address: Rua das Portas de Santo Antão 58, 1150 Lisboa,
Phone: +351 213 613 000
Website: http://www.cm-lisboa.pt/equipamentos/equipamento/info/elevador-de-santa-justa
How to get here: 38.71588, -9.14003


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