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Santa Justa Lift

Hills: they’re great to look at and to look from, but climbing them can be a drag.

For a city like Lisbon — which has, according to its well-worn nickname, no fewer than seven hills comprising its setting — this has long been a consideration when designing intracity transportation systems. The Santa Justa Lift is a gorgeous fin de siècle solution to this problem that is still in use to this day.

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