The Elevador de Santa Justa (Santa Justa Lift) is a beautifully crafted elevator that transports passengers from the Baixa district up to the ruins of the Igreja do Carmo church. The Elevador de Santa Justa is an industrial-age marvel, with the outer ironwork structure forming glorious neo-gothic arches, while inside two sumptuous polished wood carriages whisk passengers up in style.The Elevador de Santa Justa is one of Lisbon’s most unique tourist attractions, and from the top viewing platform there are great views over central Lisbon.
A rare vertical elevador. There was a long queue when I visited and we had limited time before our flight, but it was a brilliant thing to do and totally worth the wait. There’s not much to see on the way up in the elevador as it’s enclosed, but once you’re at the top there are good views all around. The lift takes you up a steep hill to the level of Convento do Carmo.
Very powerful church. Europe is not for lacking the beautiful and overpowering churches. The interior of this church presents a stark contrast with the rest of the luxuriously adorned churches which granted it an unique and powerful place in history. Igreja de Sao Domingos was first constructed in the 13th century, and after having survived multiple earthquakes and restorations, it was again devastated by fire in the 20th century which took the lives of a few and took much of the interior with it. As a result, the interior of the church is left with the remnants marks of injury from the many disasters, and yet it is still standing strong. It almost felt as if I was making a trip back in time and experiencing the ache of the structure while standing in the middle of it.
Amazing view of Lisbon! For 5€ the elevator brings you up to the top of a tower and gives you the access to one of the best panorama of the city.
Elevador de Santa Justa is the only remaining vertical lift of its kind in Lisbon. A ride to the top will give visitors an incredible panoramic view over the city, including a look into the ruins of the Carmo Covent. The lift partially under scaffolding during our visit, so we were unable to properly see it from the outside, but we were able to ride to the top and take in the view. There is a restaurant at the top, but the prices are a bit more than you'd pay elsewhere for similar fare.
Santa Justa elevator - Lisbon 2011 june
Great little viewpoint of the city Lisboa is beautiful! If you are planning to ride this old elevator to the top, get ready to shell out 5 euro for the ride. However if you buy a metro day pass for 6 -7 euro then your ride is free! Or you can take the staircase in the back, not go on the elevator and just pay I think 2 euro to see the view point. but for your first time in Lisboa you have to see the view from this place!
The Elevator is special within Lisbon as it provides a much easier way to get from the foot to the top of the hills.