The Santa Justa lift was build to aid transport between the lower part of Lisbon city and the higher part at the Convento do Carmo, its original plan was an animal pulled lift but the Porto engineer, Mesnier came with an design for a fully automated lift which started building in 1882.
The Santa Justa Lift was opened on July 10, 1902 and is the only vertical elevator in Lisbon that provides a public service.It is a work of architect Raoul Mesnier du Ponsard, with a cast iron structure, enriched with filigree. In 2002 it was classified as a National Monument.
Route: Gold Street – Largo do Carmo
Hours of Santa Justa Lift:
Winter hours (October to May): 7:00 to 21:45 hours
Summer hours (June 1 to September 30) & Easter: 7:00 to 23:00 hours
Largo do Carmo
Winter hours (October to May): 7:05 to 21:50 hours
Summer hours (June 1 to September 30) & Easter: 7:05 to 23:00 hours
Hours of Santa Justa viewpoint: Every day: 8:30 to 20:30 hours
Tariff of Santa Justa Lift: Ticket Santa Justa – € 5.00 (purchased on board, valid until 2 trips, includes access to the viewpoint);
Lisboa Viva card, 7Colinas or Viva Travel, loaded with titles valid on CARRIS;
Tickets of Yellow Bus circuits;Tickets Lisboa Card.
Access to the Santa Justa viewpoint:Ticket Mirador de Santa Justa – € 1.50 (access only to the viewpoint, does not make trips);
Ticket Santa Justa;Tickets of Yellow Bus circuits;
Tickets Lisboa Card.
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