10 best viewpoints (miradouros) in Lisbon


If you want to have a breathtaking view of Lisbon and its region, there is lots of those ! I made a selection for you of some who really deserve to be visited.

  1. Santa Luzia, a “classic”. The first are the best known because they are certainly the most beautiful, those who offer a better view.
  2. Portas do Sol, always in the neighborhoods of Alfama, to go down from Santa Luzia. Where you can also have a drink with an amazing view !
  3. São Pedro de Alcântara, with its little garden just below, beautiful day and night.
  4. Graça (currently Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen), you can drink a coffee or something else at sunset, wonderful !
  5. Santa Catarina, a bit hidden and if people go there for a sunset it’s not for nothing !
  6. Cristo Rei, an impressive paronamic view from the other side of the bridge 25 de Abril.
  7. MAAT, this recent contemporary museum, not only sheltering beautiful exhibitions, has also a roof with a belvedere you can’t miss in Belém.
  8. Largo das Necessidades, not far from the museum, a small and discreet place. Perfect to relax and enjoy the heights of the city.
  9. Monumento das Linhas de Torres, less frequented because less known, you will find a large gazebo with a natural park where you can picnic. With the Tagus and the small town of Alhandra in the background, it’s perfect for getting away from the hustle and bustle of Lisbon.
  10. Monte Gordo, still an isolated place on the heights of Vila Franca de Xira. Breathtaking views of the Tagus Nature Reserve (Lezíria do Tejo). This city, 20 minutes from Lisbon, is full of little pretty things to discover while walking there.

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