Viewpoint of Elevador de Santa Justa
Published by Simão Correia at 15/Feb/2016
Translated by Diogo Belo
On , was inaugurated the Elevador de Santa Justa1 with the purpose of overcoming the cliff of Colina de São Roque2, transporting citizens from Baixa Pombalina3 to Largo do Carmo4. On this steel structure's top we find the Viewpoint of Elevador de Santa Justa.
It was the Portuguese engineer Raoul Mesnier du Ponsard, of French origin, responsible for the construction of many other lifts and funiculars in Portugal, that designed the complex structure in cast steel and distinguished as National Monument in .
Whether you use the lift or the stairs, the visit to the viewpoint is always paid according to the access you opt. Those coming from Largo do Carmo4 can take the spiral staircase by the amount of €1,5 - not advisable for those suffering from vertigo - but if you are on the ground floor of the lift at Rua de Santa Justa5 you'll have to take the lift and spend €5.
Up here the height is quite overwhelming...
We are few meters abova the rooftops of Baixa Pombalina3. We sight Castelo de São Jorge6 in major highlight right in front of us, Colina de Santo André7 and Colina de Sant'Ana8 to the left. To the right, the Rio Tejo9 is crossed by ferries that complete the route between Lisbon and the south margin. Immediately behind us, the Convento do Carmo10.
While observing the fullness of Baixa Lisboeta11 we are absorbed by the sensation of height. Between us and the abyss is just a the thin handrail of the Viewpoint of Elevador de Santa Justa. Find out and feel it!
- Lift of Santa Justa
- Hill of São Roque
- Pombal Downtown
- Carmo Square
- Santa Justa Street
- São Jorge's Castle
- Hill of Santo André
- Hill of Sant'Ana
- Tagus River
- Carmo Convent
- Lisbon Downtown
Map and Contacts
|Address||Rua de Santa Justa, 1100-483 Lisboa, Portugal|