Things to do - 01 Oct 2023

9 Viewpoints in Lisbon you can't miss

Lisbon was born among seven hills and on each of them there is at least one viewpoint where you can enjoy the view, have a drink and have a good time, especially on sunny days.

Find out why Lisbon has so much charm. We introduce you to the city's hills, which are home to some of the most beautiful and visited viewpoints.


Discovering Lisbon's 7 hills and viewpoints


São Jorge’s hill 

We start with the Hill of St George, where the city was born and its Castle was built, one of the capital's most important monuments. Day or night, its image stands out from the rest.

 The Castel’s viewpoint

Within its emblematic walls, you'll find the Miradouro do Castelo de São Jorge, where you can enjoy an incredible view over the city and immerse yourself in Lisbon's history. Also take the opportunity to see the cannons pointing towards the river, which retain their strategic position from when they were used to defend the city. 


Santo André’s Hill

Next to the Castle, you'll find Santo André Hill, the highest of the 7 Hills. From here you can see the city of Lisbon from two viewpoints: Miradouro da Graça and Miradouro de Nossa Senhora do Monte.

Graça Viewpoint

Apanhe o icónico elétrico 28 para chegar ao Miradouro da Graça, com vista para o Castelo de São Jorge e para o rio Tejo. Aqui poderá assistir ao melhor pôr-do-sol de Lisboa, enquanto desfruta de uma bebida fresca, sentado num quiosque à sombra. 

Aproveite também para conhecer o lendário Botequim, no Largo da Graça, onde poderá folhear livros ou apreciar uma diversidade de pratos saudáveis. 

Nossa Senhora de Monte Viewpoint

The Miradouro de Nossa Senhora do Monte is located at the highest point of the Graça neighbourhood and is one of the most romantic in Lisbon. Its stage-like shape and panoramic view over the city make it one of the best places to contemplate the most breathtakingly beautiful landscapes. It's a well-kept secret that more and more people are getting to know and appreciate. Here you'll also find a mosaic of tiles to help you identify each of the points you see.

If you get the chance, don't miss the Chapel of Nossa Senhora do Monte, a beautiful place of devotion.


São Vicente’s Hill

Our next stop is Colina de São Vicente. Enjoy the view from Miradouro das Portas do Sol or Miradouro de Santa Luzia, two sought-after viewpoints in the city.

The Viewpoint of Portas do Sol 

The Miradouro das Portas do Sol is unique for its busy yet cosy atmosphere. This small balcony overlooking the Tagus is perfect for impromptu breaks while strolling through the Alfama neighbourhood. It has a postcard-worthy view that allows you to see the typical streets and churches, the river and the best sunrise in the city.

Santa Luzia Viewpoint 

The Miradouro de Santa Luzia is one of the most visited viewpoints in Lisbon, known as the best window over the River Tagus and for its fantastic view of Alfama. It has a very pleasant garden, tiles, a water mirror and some terraces. It's common to find groups of friends gathered here to enjoy the summer afternoons with live music played by those who choose it as their stage. 


Chagas Hill 

Santa Justa Viewpoint and Lift 

We continue onto Colina das Chagas, where Largo do Carmo is located. Take the Santa Justa lift, which connects the streets of Baixa to Largo do Carmo and enjoy another magnificent viewpoint right in the centre of the city. From this Lisbon viewpoint, you'll have a view that extends over the Baixa, Rossio and Colina de São Jorge.


Colina de São Roque

São Pedro de Alcântara Viewpoint

The picturesque streets of "our" Bairro Alto are located on the hill of São Roque. Here you'll find the popular Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara, with its gardens and terraces. The scenery is stunning, with a panoramic view of the city's most typical areas, but also of its modern side. On one side, St George's Castle, the Cathedral, the Baixa and a stretch of the River Tagus. On the other, modern Lisbon. Visit this viewpoint at the end of the day, when night falls and the city lights come on.


Colina de Sant’ana 

Torel Viewpoint 

Sant'ana Hill is located in the heart of the city, covering an area from Campo Mártires da Pátria to Praça da Figueira. At the top of this hill is the Miradouro do Torel, also with a superb view, but less crowded and busy than the other viewpoints. Set in a garden, when you enter this viewpoint in Lisbon, you'll forget for a few seconds that you're in the capital and you'll be able to enter a green and peaceful space, perfect for those days when you want to take it easy. 

Santa Catarina Hill

Santa Catarina Viewpoint  

Last but not least, we come to Colina de Santa Catarina which, with its viewpoint - Miradouro de Santa Catarina - is the ideal place for those who like to watch the boats arrive and depart from the harbour. This viewpoint has its charms in terms of daytime life, but also at night. At night, the majority of visitors are young people who come to have a drink in the Bairro Alto. It is also known as "Adamastor", due to the presence of a statue in honour of the character.


These are some of the city's most iconic viewpoints, but there are others yet to be discovered. In Lisbon, you can find them in the most unexpected places. Don't miss the chance to get to know the capital for its marvellous views and let yourself fall in love with your surroundings.

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