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Santa Justa Elevator

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about Santa Justa Elevator.

Santa Justa Elevator features in these preplanned City Guides:

3-day Lisbon City Guide5-day Lisbon City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • Excellent view over the city
  • Well known Lisbon landmark

Time required: 15 minutes

Opening hours:

Time period Opening hours
Daily: 7am - 9pm


Ticket type Charge
General: 1,45 €

Public transport:

  • Metro Line Blue: Baixa-Chiado station

Address: Rua de Santa Justa, Lisbon

Photos: (see more photos)

Photo: Javier

Things you need to know:

  • Santa Justa Elevator is a 45m high, neo-gothic iron tower with a functioning elevator. It is one of the most beloved landmarks of Lisbon
  • The tower was built between 1898 and 1901 to the plans of Porto-born architect Raul Mesnier de Ponsard, an apprentice of Gustave Eiffel
  • The purpose of the tower was to transport people between the lower laying streets of Baixa and the higher Carmo Square - the city's highest and lowest points
  • The elevator was originally powered by a steam engine
  • At the top there is a cafĂ© with an excellent view on Baixa neighborhood, Rossio Square, and St. George's Castle

What to do there:

  • Take the elevator to the top
  • Enjoy the splendid views of the city: Rossio Square, the castle and the river

Tips & Insights:

  • Free admission with Lisboa Card

Santa Justa Elevator features in these preplanned City Guides: