With its rich red rooftops and sparkling ocean blues, Lisbon is a true European jewel. Known as the “City of The Seven Hills”, it offers many outstanding viewpoints (called “miradouros” in Portuguese) from which to take in the city's beauty.
With this week's post, Flytographer Gonçalo shares his favourite spots to get the best view of Lisbon.
1) Miradouro do Castelo de São Jorge – Located within the castle walls, on the highest hill of the city, it has a king’s view of the old city, as well as the Tagus river. One of the best sunset views in Lisbon!
2) Miradouro da Graça – A wonderful place to have an espresso or a cold beer (“imperial”), right next to the Convento da Graça (Graça Convent). Also facing west, the sunset is unmissable here!
3) Miradouro São Pedro de Alcântara – A great view of downtown Lisbon and the Castelo de São Jorge. It can be a good starting point for discovering the many bars and restaurants in nearby Bairro Alto.
4) Miradouro de Santa Luzia – One of the most famous of Lisbon’s belvederes, in the district of Alfama, Santa Luzia is definitively worth a visit, although it can get quite crowded in the summer. (Tip: if it’s too crowded, there is another one right next to it – Miradouro Portas do Sol)
5) Miradouro do Chão do Loureiro – Very easy to miss if you’re not dining at the Zambeze restaurant, this amazing terrace is located on top of a parking lot (the whole building below). It is far less visited than any of the others, so it can be a “quiet” alternative.
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