6 Lisbon viewpoints not to be missed
The Portuguese capital is so enchanting that, from whatever perspective we look at it, it never disappoints us. Discover the best miradouros in Lisbon, not to be missed!
Portas do Sol Miradouro
Do you know why this viewpoint is so often pointed out as the ideal starting point to start your Lisbon miradouros itinerary? Because the sunrise at this viewpoint is simply amazing and therefore, a must-see. When you visit it, you will feel that you have opened the main window to the city of Lisbon, offering a panoramic view of the Alfama streets and extending to the waters of the Tagus River. Next to the viewpoint is also the Patron Saint of Lisbon, the statue of St. Vincent. It seems to us that the Portas do Sol Miradouro is the ideal place to start your journey dedicated to the best views of Lisbon.
This viewpoint, officially named “Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen”, is located on the highest hill in Lisbon. Are you already image the views it offers? This viewpoint was one of the favorite places of Sophia de Mello Breyner Andersen, one of the most important Portuguese poetesses in history, and currently, one of the favorite places for artists who want to paint the city of Lisbon. The Graça Viewpoint allows you to admire the wonderful São Jorge Castle, the Mouraria district, the Baixa Pombalina and the colorful houses of Lisbon. Take a break in the shade of pine trees and fall in love with Lisbon once again.
Senhora do Monte Miradouro
Once, one of the most secret places in the city of Lisbon, it is today one of the most popular by tourists, as well as couples. From here, you can see some of the most important monuments of the city, identified on a panel of tiles. This viewpoint retains the image of a Virgin and a small chapel that for many years was believed to protect pregnant women. Right next door, on an old wall, we find the following saying: “Have a good journey. Lisbon is waiting for you”, words dedicated to all those who left in the Age of Discovery. A piece of history of this viewpoint!
The Torel Garden Viewpoint takes its name to the richest owner of the area in the 18th century. It can also be considered one of the best-kept secrets of Lisbon, refurbished in 2009 with a terrace on the lower platform. This 60's garden gives you the best views for the famous Rua Augusta Arch and Baixa. In addition to the landscapes it offers, this garden also has a beautiful artificial lake with a mermaid statue, which during the summer becomes the “Torel Beach” pool.
São Pedro de Alcântara Miradouro
Although any viewpoint has its own romanticism, the São Pedro de Alcântara Viewpoint is the most poetic. This arises from the fact that it presents us with a dazzling garden full of historical figures of heroes and goddesses of Greco-Roman mythology, such as Minerva and Ulysses. Admire the Baixa area and the Tagus River through the viewpoint telescope that will allow you to observe every detail of the landscape. São Pedro de Alcântara Viewpoint is also one of the most popular meeting places to start the nightlife, which usually takes place in Bairro Alto.
Parque Eduardo VII Miradouro
Eduardo VII Park is located at the top of Marquês do Pombal Square and is the largest park in Lisbon! The name given to this park with a wonderful viewpoint honors the King of England who came to Lisbon to reaffirm the alliance between the two countries. Here, the variety of landscapes is huge, ranging from the Marquês de Pombal to the Arrábida Mountain! After enjoying the views, you have 25 acres of grass to explore and maybe having a relaxing moment!
This list could go on, Lisbon is full of charming viewpoints, but these are for us the most fascinating! Do not forget, Lisbon is a city on top of hills, so many of these viewpoints have difficult access. You can visit it by walking, tuk tuk, buggy, twizzy or segway. Happy adventures!