What can you do in Lisbon on a budget? Lisbon has some of the most beautiful viewpoints I have ever seen in Europe. The viewpoints in Portuguese are called Miraduros, they are beautiful terraces where you can sit on a bench, relax and take breathtaking photos.
- THE MIRADUROS I LOVE
- MIRADURO DA SENHORA DO MONTE
- MIRADOURO DA GRAÇA
- MIRADURO DE SANTA LUZIA
- ELEVADOR DE SANTA JUSTA
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- MIRADURO DAS PORTAS DO SOL
- MIRADOURO DE SÃO PEDRO DE ALCÂNTARA
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THE MIRADUROS I LOVE
Miradouro da Senhora do Monte
- Miradouro da Senhora do Monte is the highest viewpoint of the city. By the viewpoint there is the Chapel of Nossa Senhora do Monte, founded in 1147 and dedicated to the bishop São Gens. The viewpoint is located in a small churchyard and was twice remodeled in the 20th century. Miradouro da Senhora do Monte is located at the highest point of the Bairro da Graça, offers one of the best panoramic view of the city, over Mouraria and the Castelo de São Jorge.
Miradouro da Graça
- The Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen Viewpoint known as Miradouro da Graça is located in the parish of São Vicente in the old churchyard of the Church of the Convento da Graça de Lisboa. The Miradouro da Graça is hundred meters away from the Miradouro da Senhora do Monte. Behind the viewpoint there is a monastery, founded in 1271 and rebuilt after the earthquake. Miradouro da Graça has plenty of shadow and a nice cafe to visit.
Miradouro de Santa Luzia
- Visit Miradouro de Santa Luzia. The Miradouro de Santa Luzia offers a wide view over Alfama and the Tagus river. The viewpoint offers a view over Santa Engrácia, the Church of Santo Estêvão and the two white towers of the Church of São Miguel. The south wall of Santa Luzia has two modern tile panels, one from Praça do Comércio from before the earthquake and another with Christians attacking the castle of São Jorge by António Quaresma and manufactured at the Factory of Viúva Lamego. By the viewpoint there is the Church of Santa Luzia and São Brás. Visit the viewing point early as it gets crowded.
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Elevador de Santa Justa
- The Elevador de Santa Justa, also called the Elevador do Carmo, is an elevator that connects Baixa and Chiado neighborhoods. It rises on the Santa Justa street and connects with the Praza do Carmo, next to the Archaeological Museum of Carmo. The elevator was designed by Raoul Mesnier de Ponsard.
- HOW TO REACH SANTA JUSTA VIEWPOINT : Take Santa Justa Elevator to the top or walk up to Bellalisa Restaurant to catch a great view. Book the Lisbon Card to enjoy free admission to top attractions and discounts at various landmarks.
- A return ticket costs €5.30, includes entrance to the viewing platform.
- The entrance is free if you buy the 24-hour public transport ticket (€6.40).
- TIP: There is a great viewing platform behind Convento do Carmo via Bellalisa restaurant (FREE) and from there a spiral staircase to reach the top of the viewpoint (€1.50).
Miradouro das Portas do Sol
- Visit Miradouro das Portas do Sol. A beautiful scenery overlooks Alfama’s rooftops, the narrow streets of the district, the old colourful houses and Tagus river. Largo das Portas do Sol is a street in the city of Lisbon, which belongs to the parish of Santa Maria Maior, in the historic district of Alfama. The Portas do Sol viewpoint offers panoramic views to the Church of São Vicente de Fora and the Alfama neighbourhood. There is the statue of São Vicente by the viewpoint square created in 1949 by the sculptor Raul Xavier. Walk up to the hill to visit picturesque Alfama!
Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara
- Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara is an excellent viewpoint to watch the sunset and St George’s Castle on the opposite side. There are beautiful gardens and plenty of benches to relax and enjoy the view. The São Pedro de Alcântara Garden, in the parish of Misericórdia, was built in 1864, on two terraces.
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