"Santa Justa Elevator" Lisbon Travelogue by Nenocovic
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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).
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.
The Santa Justa Lift (Portuguese: Elevador de Santa Justa is also called Carmo Lift (Portuguese: Elevador do Carmo)
It connects the lower streets of the Baixa with the higher Largo do Carmo (Carmo Square.)
At the top, at 32 metres above ground, there is a walkway that links the elevator with Largo do Carmo in the Bairro Alto.
Impressive iron structure
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