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    Santa Justa Elevator in Lisbon, Portugal with music

    180 views Santa Justa Elevator is an Eiffel Tower-like landmark overlooking the city One of the Lisboa's best-loved landmarks and also known as the "Elevator of Carmo," this extraordinary structure was built at the turn of the century by the Portugal-born French architect Raoul de Mesnier du Ponsard (an apprentice of Gustave Eiffel), to connect downtown to Bairro Alto (the lowest and highest points of the city). Originally powered by steam, it is 45 meters (147ft) high, and remains an interesting example of post-Eiffel iron architecture. The top of the Neo-Gothic tower, reached via a spiral staircase, has a cafe with splendid views of the city, including over Rossio Square, the castle and the river. More about Michael Leander Company and our activities in Portugal here: or