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2013/10/22

New Rua dos Fanqueiros Elevator, linking São Jorge Castle with Baixa

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The Baixa district and São Jorge Castle are now linked by an elevator, thus facilitating access to one of the city's most visited and emblematic monuments that can be seen from Lisboa's historic downtown area.

The new elevator can be accessed from Rua dos Fanqueiros no. 170/178 and Rua da Madalena no. 147/155.

This has become an easy and convenient pedestrian route to climb this hill, which is one of the most visited in city, and São Jorge Castle, which welcomes one million visitors annually, 90% of whom are tourists .

According to the latest data from the Tourist Activity & Information Survey commissioned by Turismo de Lisboa , 51.5‰ of foreign tourists have visited São Jorge Castle. 
According to the same study, this is the fifth most visited tourist attraction in the city, after Belem Tower, Jeronimos Monastery, the Discoveries Monument and Belem Cultural Centre. 

Opening Hours: everyday from 9am to 9pm.

Source: VisitLisboa

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