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Elevador de Santa Justa

Rua Santa Justa 100, 1100-062 Lisbon, Portugal

351 21 413 8679

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Lisbon, with its hilly terrain and steep streets, has always presented accessibility problems. In 1874, civil engineer Roberto Armentio presented a revolutionary idea: build a lift connecting the lower streets of the Baixa with the higher Carmo Square. His concept was an instant hit and the lift was reopened in 2006 after being closed for repairs during its centennial birthday.

Written by Kiki Torpey

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