While a hidden elevator in Lisbon might not sound that interesting, this particular one was.
While an elevator within a building isn’t something you can buy when you visit Lisbon, it is still something worth seeing and appreciating, if only to see a unique design and imagine what it must have been like for people who lived during that particular era.
We must have wandered through the Benetton in Lisbon’s Chiado neighbourhood, but this was the first time we saw this hidden elevator, which has been beautifully restored.
On a rainy, Lisbon night, we hid inside from the drizzle, which soon turned into a storm, and browsed their latest selection of clothes. We’d never gone to the fourth floor before, but decided to see what was there and so we took the main and modern elevator up.
Located on the fourth floor of the building, which is located in front of The Café Brasileira, right in the heart of Chiado, you will find a sparse open space, turn right and you will see the hidden elevator, which looks quite elaborate and is said to be the building’s original lift.
What do you think? When you visit Lisbon, will you venture to this spot to see the hidden elevator in Benetton? Drop us your thoughts in the comments.
-Isabel & Marilyn