"Belvederes" More Miradouros - Viewpoints Tip by J_Antunes

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Lisbon has many hills and logically many belvederes. It is used to say there were 7 hills like Rome but the truth is that there are much more. These are great places to stop a bit, relax and take some pictures.

Here are some of the places you can find:

A) Top of the Santa Justa Elevator - In the top of the XIX century elevator you can find a beautiful view over the downtown, the castle and the river. The place is quite small and has an esplanade so it can be difficult to get to. If you don't want to pay the ride in the elevator you can access for free through the Carmo square.
B) The castle is another wonderful place to check the view in particular at the end of the day when the sun sets over the landscape. You will have to pay to enter. The Ulisses tower allows you to explore in more detail the view and is open from 10h and 16h30.
C) São Pedro de Alcântara ? A beautiful overlook with some statues and fountains and filled with people day and night. You can see all the downtown and central area of the city.
D) Santa Catarina overlook, or Adamastor (since it has the statue of the mythical being) is a nice small belvedere overlooking the river and set of the nice Noobar bar.
E) Torel garden has a beautiful overlook to the Bairro alto hill, there is a small secluded bar in the place where you can sit and relax and is often empty.
F) Senhora do Monte ? For me the favorite overlook in the city. With the small chapel and the wonderful view over castle, river and central city. Next to it you have a small hotel with a nice bar in the top. The service is not excellent but the views amazing.
G) Graça ? Next to the old convent this small overlook has wonderful views over the city and a small café.
H) Portas do Sol/Santa Luzia ? The nice overlook over the area of Alfama and the river. There are many monuments around and a bar with great views.

Address: + 10 Locations to choose from in Lisboa
Directions: Located throughout the city.
Website: http://www.visitlisboa.com/Conteudos/Miradouros-Virtuais.aspx

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  • Updated Oct 21, 2012
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