Elevador de Santa Justa
Type: Architecture, Attractions, Great Views, Outdoor Activities - Summer, Outdoor Activities - Winter, Romantic, Sightseeing, Unusual
As selfie opportunities go, few match the views to be had from the Santa Justa viewpoint, the platform at the top of the Santa Justa elevator, located in Lisbon's Baixa district. Built by architect... Read More
As selfie opportunities go, few match the views to be had from the Santa Justa viewpoint, the platform at the top of the Santa Justa elevator, located in Lisbon's Baixa district. Built by architect Raoul Mesnier du Ponsard and inaugurated in 1902, the 32-meter Neo-Gothic lift is one of the city's most iconic structures. Passengers can choose to ride to the top of the tower from Rua do Ouro or climb the spiral staircase accessed from a walkway in Largo do Carmo. Either way, if you're looking for a romantic snapshot with Lisbon unfolding in the background, this is the place to hoist the selfie stick and smile into your smartphone.
- Romantic Things to Do: "Dusk is the most evocative time to photograph, when the city below, crowned by the magnificent castle, is bathed in a sparkling wash."
- Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: For a romantic overview of the whole of downtown Lisbon, including the castle, the top of Elevador de Santa Justa offers the most dramatic perspective.