The ride in this elevator is always a thrill. as you ascend to the Bairro Alto of Lisbon, you have fantastic views of the city and the river. When you exit the elevator, you can walk around to the stairwell that you climb to the top and take in the amazing view. I am sorry to say, I couldn't make the steep climb. I chickened out.
When you arrive in the "High" section of Lisbon, there are many churches, some museums, restaurants, and parks.
The Carmo Museum has been left in ruins since the earthquake of 1755 destroyed it ( and the entire city of Lisbon as well). You look up at the empty spaces and see the blue sky. You can imagine the granite stones crashing down on the people (Including the King and his family). The devastation must have been unbelievable. Don't miss this museum.