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The Santa Justa Lift (Portuguese: Elevador de Santa Justa), is an elevator, or lift, in the civil parish of Santa Justa, in the historical city of Lisbon, capital of Portugal. Situated at the end of Rua de Santa Justa, it connects the lower streets of the Baixa with the higher Largo do Carmo (Carmo Square).

Since its construction at the beginning of the twentieth century, the lift has become a tourist attraction for Lisbon as Santa Justa is the only remaining vertical lift. Others, including Elevador da Glória and Elevador da Bica, are actually funicular railways, and the other vertical lift constructed around the same time, the Elevator of São Julião, has since been demolished.

Originally powered by steam, the lift was converted to electrical operation in 1907 by the British company R. Waygood.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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