Elevador da Santa Justa

Address: Rua de Aurea, Lisbon, Portugal

- Budget


Experience panoramic views of Lisbon's skyline from a 45m-high wrought-iron elevator.

Designed and built by Eiffel pupil Raul Mesnier de Ponsard in 1901, the lift zips you out of the city-centre hive and into the clouds. At the top is a small cafe with stellar views across the city's rooftops.

Value for money

Price advice

Entry is 2.70 euros.

Expert tips

Early morning and sunset are the best times to go for the best views and smaller queues.

Pickpockets operate here, especially at peak times.

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • First-time travellers
  • Mature travellers
  • Great views / scenery
  • Sightseeing