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Santa Justa Lift also known as Carmo Lift

Lisbon City Center - Downtown Area

Spooky-looking elevator. Willy Wonka has nothing on this. Set at the end of Rua de Santa Justa, the Carmo Lift is said to be the only remaining conventional vertical lift in the city and has been a visitor attraction since it was completed around 1902.

It was inaugurated in 1902 and built by a student of Gustave Eiffel, Raoul Mesnier du Ponsard. With its cast iron structure, enriched with filigree details, Santa Justa lift is the only vertical lift in Lisbon for public service. It is a great connection between Lisbon’s downtown and Chiado and Bairro Alto districts. It gives access to Carmo square, where you can visit the Archaeological museum.

Taking up the elevator will provide you a great panoramic view of Baixa and Alfama districts and the São Jorge Castle. Stop for a while at the esplanade at the top and enjoy an exquisite view of the city from the viewpoint. It is opened from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (11 p.m during summer).

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