Miradouros – Lisbon viewpoints

Lisbon has fantastic viewpoints over the city. Called Miradouros, they are located at the highest points of Lisbon’s seven hills.

You might feel very tired while wander around the narrow streets and staircases of Lisbon’s old neighbourhoods like AlfamaGraça or the castle district, but take heart in the fact that they lead to heavenly Miradouros.

Miradouro de Santa Luzia
Miradouro Santa Luzia, in Lisbon
A small terrace near the Church of Santa Luzia has been laid out as a viewpoint. There is an excellent view of the Tagus River, the harbour, the rooftops of Alfama and its maze of small streets dominated by the bell-towers of São Miguel and Santo Estêvão. On the wall marking the south side of the square is an azulejo showing a general view of Lisbon.

Miradouro Senhora do Monte

Miradouro Senhora do Monte, Lisbon

Author: Filipe Rocha

This is the highest point in Lisbon. A small square next to the church of Santa Luzia, laid out as a belvedere with a superb view over the Tagus River, the harbour and, lower down, over the Alfama‘s rooftops and maze of streets. The bell-towers of São Miguel and Santo Estêvão are visible as well as St. George’s castle and the Mouraria neighbourhood.

Miradouro da Graça

Miradouro da Graça, Lisbon

Author: Filipe Rocha

A splendid viewpoint offering a panoramic view of the Lisbon’s castle and Lisbon centre. Young Lisboetas flock to this pine-fringed square at dusk for sundowners and sweeping vistas over Lisbon.

Miradouro São Pedro de Alcântara

Miradouro São Pedro de Alcântara, Lisbon
This strategic viewpoint has a great view of the St. George’s Castle and of historical Lisbon. Located close to Baixa and Restauradores, Lisbon’s downtown, this spot is frequented by the youth of the city. Perfect for a lover’s walk. Note that the prettiest way to get here is by the Elevador da Glória.

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