Updated: Aug 13, 2020
Height: 45 metres (148 ft)
Material: Iron Architect: Raoul Mesnier du Ponsard
Architectural style: Neo-Gothic
Location: Sacramento, Lisbon, Portugal
The Santa Justa Lift the top attraction and great viewpoint of Lisbon, Portugal. Inspired by Eiffel Santa, Justa Lift is a state of the art architectural and engineering marvel created from iron.
In May 1882 founder and representative of the Companhia dos Ascensores Mecânicos de Lisboa, Raoul Mesnier du Ponsard, petitioned the city council for permission to explore alternative plans for constructing an inclined transport moved by mechanical means. On 1 June 1882, Mesnier, a Porto-born engineer of French parentage, was granted a licence to proceed.