Best viewpoints in Lisbon

Lisbon is one of the European cities with more viewpoints, being known as as the City of the Seven Hills. From its highest points, there are terraces with small cafés and kiosks with snacks and drinks, where you can sit, relax and admire the landscape.

Here are a few miradouros (viewpoints) and monuments with breathtaking views to the city:

Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara

This is one of the most famous Miradouros in Lisbon. It has a nice garden overlooking the city centre and the castle above, and the view is especially beautiful at night when the city’s lights are on.

Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara, Lisboa, Portugal

São Pedro de Alcântara viewpoint, in Bairro Alto.

Miradouro das Portas do Sol

Every tourist that goes to Lisbon visits this Miradouro. Because of its central location, you will have a beautiful view of the maze of streets leading to the river.

Alfama vista do Miradouro das Portas do Sol, Lisboa, Portugal

Portas do Sol viewpoint, in Alfama.

Miradouro de Santa Luzia

In this Miradouro you can enjoy a more relaxing setting, located in Jardim Júlio de Castilho. It offers a view to the Tejo river, the National Pantheon and the numerous Alfama rooftops.

Miradouro de Santa Luzia, Lisboa, Portugal

Santa Luzia viewpoint, in Alfama.

São Jorge Castle

The São Jorge Castle is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Lisbon. There is a stunning open view of the city centre, the Tejo river and the 25 de Abril Bridge.

Castelo de São Jorge, Lisboa, Portugal

São Jorge Castle, in Alfama.

Arco da Rua Augusta

When you arrive at the top of the arch, you can see the iconic Comércio Square in one side, and the busy shopping street Rua Augusta at the other. It’s especially beautiful during sunset.

Miradouro do Arco da Rua Augusta, Lisboa, Portugal

View of Praça do Comércio from Rua Augusta Arch during sunset. Photo by @gabimf.

Santa Justa Elevator

Once you reach the top of the elevator, you’ll be able to admire the view over Baixa-Chiado, the Rossio Square and São Jorge Castle.

Elevador de Santa Justa, Lisboa, Portugal

Santa Justa Elevator, in Chiado.

Miradouro do Parque Eduardo VII

Have a nice walk in the park or make a stop to visit the botanical garden called Estufa Fria. In the top of the park, you’ll have a magnificent view of Marquês de Pombal, Avenida da Liberdade and the Tejo River.

Miradouro do Parque Eduardo VII, Lisboa, Portugal

Eduardo VII Park viewpoint.

Miradouro Panorâmico de Monsanto

This quiet and beautiful viewpoint is located outside the city centre, far from the busy, lively streets of downtown. Here you can enjoy a peaceful 360º view of Lisbon surrounded by the Monsanto Forest Park.

Miradouro Panorâmico de Monsanto, Lisboa, Portugal

Panoramic view in Monsanto Forest Park.

Santuário do Cristo Rei

In this peaceful sanctuary located across the Tejo river, you’ll have a fantastic view facing the entire city. Enjoy the setting from the base or go up the statue and see it from a height of 82 meters.

Vista do Santuário do Cristo Rei, Lisboa, Portugal

View of the 25 de Abril Bridge from the Sanctuary of Cristo Rei. Photo by @gabimf.

Amoreiras 360º Panoramic View

This Miradouro is located on a shopping mall right by the city centre and allows a privileged view to Lisbon’s seven hills, the downtown area, the 25 de Abril Bridge and the Águas Livres Aqueduct. You can go up during the afternoon, enjoy the beautiful sunset and see Lisbon lit up.

Amoreiras 360º Panoramic View, Lisboa, Portugal

View of Lisbon from Amoreiras 360º Panoramic View.

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