"Elevador Santa Jústa" Elevadores Tip by travelmad478

Elevadores, Lisbon: 5 reviews and 4 photos


I didn't get caught in this one, but a lot of other people did. The Elevador Santa Jústa is an interesting piece of civil engineering, but it is basically an elevator that goes up a few stories, with a bridge then connecting it to a street higher up the hill in Bairro Alto. It costs one euro to go up it, which takes about ten seconds. I guess one euro's not a lot of money, but you probably get just as much entertainment out of simply watching someone else do it! (I'd also class the Elevador da Glória in this category.)

Fun Alternatives: There is another elevador on the opposite side of the Av. da Liberdade from Bairro Alto, rising up to the hill on the east side of the boulevard. It also costs one euro to go up, but it's far less crammed with tourists, and is actually used by elderly Lisboans who are just trying to get up the hill.

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  • Written Sep 14, 2002
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