Santa Justa Elevator in Lisbon


When you stay at our hostel in Lisbon you should pay a visit to Santa Justa Elevator. It’s a lift –also known as Carmo Elevator- located at the end of Rua de Santa Justa that connects the roads of Baixa and Largo do Carmo –yes, you need a lift to go from one to the other-.

The Santa Justa Elevator is an urban lift built at the beginning of S. XX to ease the transport between the high and low neighborhoods in Lisbon. But as it also have some of the greatest views of the city,  quickly became one of the mayor tourist attractions of Lisbon.

The Santa Justa Elevator it’s the only vertical lift in Lisbon, but there are more which are quite similar to funiculars. The Santa Justa Elevator was finished in 1902 and designed by Raul Mesnier de Ponsard –pupil of Gustave Eiffel-.

If you want to get to Santa Justa Elevator from Equity Point Hostel in Lisbon, you can have a pleasant walk, because it’s less than 10 minutes away at walking distance.

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