"Santa Justa Elevator" Lisbon Travelogue by Nenocovic

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Santa Justa Elevator (lift)

An Eiffel Tower-like landmark overlooking the city. It is 45 meters (147ft) high.

One of the city's best-loved landmarks was built by the Portugal-born French architect Raoul de Mesnier du Ponsard (an apprentice of Gustave Eiffel, explaining the structure's similarities to Paris' Eiffel Tower).
Intention was to connect downtown to Bairro Alto (the lowest and highest points of the city).

Santa Justa Elevator

Up to 20 passengers at a time can travel up and down in each of its two smart lift cages. The cabins are wood-panelled and have brass fittings.

Santa Justa Elevator

The Santa Justa Lift (Portuguese: Elevador de Santa Justa is also called Carmo Lift (Portuguese: Elevador do Carmo)

Santa Justa Elevator

It connects the lower streets of the Baixa with the higher Largo do Carmo (Carmo Square.)

Santa Justa Elevator

At the top, at 32 metres above ground, there is a walkway that links the elevator with Largo do Carmo in the Bairro Alto.

Beautiful view from Santa Justa Elevator

Beautiful view on square

Santa Justa Elevator

Impressive iron structure

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