Lisbon is a city built on 7 hills and, as such, it offers wonderful viewpoints called “Miradouros”. Treasures of Lisboa Food Tours has selected for you the 5 most beautiful viewpoints, and believe us … they are breathtaking!
1. The Miradouro de Nossa Senhora do Monte
It is certainly this one which will give you the opportunity to contemplate the city of Lisbon almost entirely. Located at the top of a hill, this spot offers a 360 ° viewpoint. The St. George Castle, the church of Graça, the “Baixa” district or the Tagus River… from there you won’t miss anything of Lisbon.
2. The Miradouro of São Pedro de Alcântara
It is one of the most typical of Lisbon with its flourishing gardens, its fountain and its two levels. Ideal for a nice afternoon break, it gives a superb panorama on the lower part of the city.
It’s a stone’s throw from the Chiado right at the top of the Elevador da Glória (funicular), believe us, you don’t want to miss it!
3. The Miradouro of Santa Catarina (or Adamastor)
This place is also called “Adamastor”, after the name of the statue that stands right in its center, it is on horseback between the Bairro Alto and the Chiado. It offers impressive views over the Tagus River and the Cais do Sodré district. This is the place where the sailors’ families, who used to leave for a long time to the other side of the world, gathered; From this very spot, they could see the proud ships depart and try to see their relatives one last time.
4. The Miradouro das Portas do Sol
It is an important place to see for whoever wants to discover Lisbon and especially its emblematic neighborhood, Alfama. Its name, which literally means “The doors of the Sun”, comes from the incredible light that this viewpoint offers over the city.
5. The Castelo São Jorge
Did you know that the Lisboans nicknamed it “the crown of Lisbon”? This is because its beauty and its history marked the city that much! Its gardens, its ancient walls but, above all, its impregnable viewing point over the city will floor you. But you know, in a good way ;-). We can only advise you to visit it, as it is unavoidable and emblematic.
Our tip: Enjoy a late afternoon to go there for a stroll! The warm colors of Lisbon are magnificent.
To enjoy the most beautiful views while eating delicious typical dishes, book your Gourmet Food Tour now with Treasures of Lisboa Food Tours.