02 Aug 5 viewpoints (“miradouros”) to relish the amazing views around Lisbon
Lisbon is a beautiful city that extends itself over a landscape of seven steep hills. And lucky us, there are several viewpoints, best known as “miradouros”, to relish these amazing views around the city. Some of them even have cafés serving snacks or drinks so you can enjoy them the best way possible. so you could have the best moment possible.
Here are five perfect spots to contemplate the best views in Lisbon.
1. Miradouro da Nossa Senhora do Monte
It’s the highest point of Lisbon and it’s better than a city map, with a tile panel that allows you to locate the main monuments. Named after a chapel located right in front of it, Miradouro da Nossa Senhora do Monte offers some wonderful panoramic views of the city – and that’s because it is located at the top of the Graça neighbourhood. Lucky us, samesame is located at a 10min walking distance. 😊
2. Miradouro da Graça
Miradouro da Graça, officially named Miradouro Sophia de Mello Breyner Andersen, got its name from a Portuguese poet who spent many of her days admiring Lisbon from this spot. Located in Graça, next to the Church, here you can get some stunning views of the city: from the castle all the way up to the river, including Mouraria and Baixa Pombalina (downtown Lisbon).
3. Miradouro São Pedro de Alcântara
Whether you decide on a day or night visit, you must take a few hours to enjoy the amazing views of Lisbon at the São Pedro de Alcântara viewpoint, face to face with the Castelo de São Jorge. It’s a landscaped terrace split into two levels, dotted with bursts of historical and mythological figures, and with two kiosk cafés serving drinks and light meals.
4. Miradouro de Santa Catarina
For decades, people would stay in this terrace to watch the ships go by. Today, also known as Miradouro do Adamastor, it attracts young people of different tribes, who get together next to a kiosk serving drinks. The atmosphere is always relaxed and often accompanied by the soundtrack of street musicians, specially at sunset – there is always something going on here.
5. Panorâmico de Monsanto
Located on Monsanto’s highest mountain, the Panorâmico de Monsanto is a beautiful graffiti and art-plastered building that was once an exclusive restaurant in the late 1960’s, which has gained cult status over the years. With 360-degree views of Lisbon and located in Alto da Serafina, this is the ideal place for urban exploring.