Elevador de Santa Justa

Scenic Lookout and Historic Site
Centro Histórico, Lisboa
  • Ranked #9 for scenic lookouts in Lisbon
  • Pepe C.
    "Designed by Gustave Eiffel, 5€."(3 Tips)
    Ilker O.
    "other view points."(3 Tips)
    "The Santa Justa Lift (or Carmo Lift) is another urban lift..."(2 Tips)
    Brian L.
    "metro day pass costs"(2 Tips)
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  • Jordan T.
    Jordan TaylorAugust 23
    Don't wait in the long line! Go up the pedestrian stairs and go up the last staircase after the lift. It will save you money and a lot of time! Gorgeous views - a must-see in Lisbon!
    Upvoted Oct 5
  • Gabi B.
    Gabi BulumacNovember 10, 2014
    Strange sight,It looks like a small elevator,with low altitude,but when you reach the top of it,you´ll think that magic has hapened,because you will see one of the moust spetacular Lisbon views.....
  • Julien K.
    Julien KarlAugust 2
    A must-see! Expect looong lines, but just go up by foot using the street on the act then see the amazing top floor and/or get the elevator down (small lines 😎)
  • Otel.com
    Otel.comDecember 13, 2011
    The Santa Justa Lift (or Carmo Lift) is another urban lift attraction in Lisbon. Made of cat iron, this connects Baixa and Bairro Alto. You can get amazing views of the Tagus River from here.
  • Sarah C.
    Sarah ClowSeptember 6, 2014
    Ignore the queue to go up. Enter from the top ( next to museu do carmo). It's free and you can take the lift down with your day or monthly ticket. Great views.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Rasmus S.
    Rasmus StoltzenbergApril 25, 2015
    Excellent views over the center of Lisbon. Lovely Eiffel influenced style in the elevator itself. Forget the ride down, just walk out the back to the street.
  • Konstantina .
    Konstantina 👑2 weeks ago
    Spectacular view of Lisbon from the top viewing platform!! Ignore the lines(waste of money & time)just go up on foot!
  • Jason 6.
    Jason 64128June 23, 2012
    Built in 1902 by a pupil of Gustave Eiffel, this was one of three elevators to facilitate commercial deliveries in the hilly city. Admire the design and the views it offers of Baixa and Rossio.
  • Monica D.
    Monica DesaiAugust 18
    Beautiful viewpoint of the city of 7 hills. Great terrace behind the convent to hang out at as well.
  • Luis M.
    Luis MiguelMarch 24, 2012
    Santa Justa Lift was designed by Raul Mesnier de Ponsard, an engineer born in Porto, was an apprentice of Gustave Eiffel. Dont take it, rip off. You can access free way to the top by Largo do Carmo
  • Kari L.
    Kari LudzOctober 15, 2013
    For all those wondering if waiting in long line and paying for the ticket is worth it- absolutely! Even with many splendid miradouros in the city, this experience beats them all. My best Lisbon moment
  • Brian L.
    Brian LinNovember 27, 2013
    do the math: a single ride up costs €5. a metro day pass costs €6.10 & gets you to and from the attraction. plus you can ride it as many times as you like! don't bother paying €3 for the view point
  • Jojo S.
    Jojo SOctober 9, 2011
    Its 5€ for the elevator and includes ticket to go up the viewing point which is normally 1.50€ if you want to save money you can walk around it and just pay the entrance.
  • Mari S.
    Mari S.July 24
    Use it if you want to see the views and stuff up there. Otherwise, just use the streets because the lines can get long!
  • Νikolas L.
    Νikolas LoJune 23, 2015
    outstanding view of the city. you may have the illusion that it is a low height elevator, but it is not!
  • Ann Marie E.
    Just amazing view at night time as we going again for the day time to get a good view 👌🏻👌🏻
  • Francisco H.
    Francisco Huguenin UhlfelderDecember 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    build by a pupil ob NOBEL a must to take the elevator and to have that view on Lisbon's historical center. take pictures.
  • Miriam B.
    Miriam BSeptember 17, 2013
    Nice to go by elevator but walking is nice as well + you see some nice exclusive stores on the way up.
  • Luis C.
    Luis CastroDecember 29, 2015
    Incredible scenic views. Go early. Usually there's a lot of people at the end of the day.
  • Nasser M.
    Nasser M1 week ago
    Very crowded !!
    Upvoted 3 days ago
  • Erik T.
    Erik TMarch 11, 2015
    Not that special. Actually only worth visiting when having a Lisboa Card, so you don't have to pay the ride. Rather walk up the stairs at Calçada do Carmo to Largo do Carmo.
  • Frederik C.
    Frederik ClaesJune 21, 2015
    Nice view over Lisbon. A bit expensive at 5 euros for one trip though. But still something that has to be done!
  • Dirk D.
    Dirk DelahayeNovember 2
    When the sign says it opens at 7, don't be fooled. That just means the staff gets out of bed at seven. Try eight o'clock.
  • Eddy
    EddySeptember 2
    Nice scenic view. Castle view. Sea view. Free with metro ticket.
  • Pepe C.
    Pepe CabreraJune 9, 2011
    Designed by Gustave Eiffel, 5€. The view from the top is amazing, a Lisbon must.
  • Ghada
    GhadaNovember 16, 2013
    Don't pay for the enterance..there's a free access.Don't miss the night view
  • Sven R.
    Sven RottiersJune 12, 2013
    Free with the Lisboa card. If you don't have a card it costs 10 euro to the top.
  • Evgeniya B.
    Evgeniya BerezinaJune 15, 2013
    Adore adore adore. Morning or sunset, the views to old Lisbon are stunning
  • Ann Marie E.
    Awesome ! Went there evening and day time! Both has fab view where you can't missed it!
  • mylifeisgorgeous
    mylifeisgorgeousOctober 22, 2011
    Typical, touristic, not cheap, but you have to take it and then take the stairs up to the roof, some times you’ll find live music there. Read more
  • susiQ
    susiQJanuary 13, 2011
    Nice way to get to higher level in town. Public transpotation, so included in your metro day ticket
  • Lisa N.
    Lisa NuskeJune 6, 2014
    Really nice way to view the city...you can even pay to go higher.
  • Zibi😎
    Zibi😎June 5, 2015
    we chose to don't spend money to visit!!! there are a lot OF panoramic view to see the skyline of the city
  • Yana Y.
    Yana YagnichenkoAugust 1, 2015
    Good view. Very popular.. But in lusbon a lot of better points ti view the city
  • Derek W.
    Derek WilsonMay 13, 2015
    Walk to the top and ride it down. Far less queues than down below...
  • Pedro F.
    Pedro FiuzaJune 1, 2012
    I've waited 30 minutes in line. Each time the elevator goes up, it takes 20 people. But who has the Viva transportation card, doesn't pay entrance.
  • Ilker O.
    Nothing at all, but in lisbon short list. If you have time nice to see. There are better places for seeing Lisbon , the castle for instance or other view points.
  • Sarah
    SarahAugust 7, 2015
    Long line in the afternoon. You might have to wait 45+ min.
  • JuAnne N.
    JuAnne NgJune 5, 2013
    The long line is deceiving - just wait it out. The lift comes every 5 minutes or less
  • Dmitry F.
    Dmitry FedorukAugust 28, 2012
    The view is breathtaking, the ride is not. Don't waste 20 minutes in line, go to the viewpoint from the cathedral upstairs directly.
  • محمد ا.
    محمد السجاJuly 18, 2015
    Good to see since you're in Lisbon. The waiting line smells like fart...and shit :)
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Rita A.
    Rita AvdAugust 16
    Really nothing special. If you're going for the view, there are much better lookouts within walking distance, for which you won't have to pay €5
  • Paul v.
    Paul van DiggeleMay 6, 2014
    Nice, but a bit overrated. View is good, but you can also walk there and then you see more of the city.
  • D O.
    D OApril 2
    really nice tourist attraction but not really worth the wait
  • Michelle W.
    Michelle WilesOctober 15
    Nice views
    Upvoted Oct 16
  • Renato L.
    Renato LanaMarch 25, 2011
    Nice view. Great to see the city and take beautiful pictures.
  • Olga U.
    Olga UtrobinaApril 29, 2015
    If a big line to enter really not worth waiting, otherwise - one more pretty nice view of Lisbon.
  • David E.
    David EmmettMarch 14
    There's a good view from the top, but this wasn't as exciting as I imagined it to be.
  • Deigote y.
    Deigote y talJune 27, 2011
    You can get there rounding some houses instead of paying.
  • Matteo V.
    Matteo VitaloneAugust 17, 2013
    Too much expensive if you don't have the daily travel ticket (5€). 30-45 min to wait and the ascension lasts something like 30 seconds. Think well about it.
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