Elevador de Santa Justa

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Elevador de Santa Justa

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. Queues are often frustratingly long in high season, but it's an enjoyable ride up to the top. 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, but at €5 is poor value—a 24-hour Carris public transport card costs €6 and is valid on all Lisbon's lifts as well as buses, trams, and metro. There's a an extra €1.50 charge for access to the viewpoint when using the public transport card, but it's included in the price when using a Lisboa Card.


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