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On top of Lisbon! Come and meet the best rooftops

If you already visited Lisbon, you know there is no greater emotional beauty than the one you create when you visit the hills. To be even closer to the sky of the portuguese capital, see some of the best rooftops in the city.

"Terraços” became fashionable

It took time to arrive, but the english word "rooftop" has already gained its place in the tourist vocabulary of Lisbon. In Portugal, an open area at the top of a building has always been called "terraço" (terrace), but the new concept eventually crossed borders and decided to stay.

In various parts of the city, whether in hotels, bars or restaurants, it’s possible to have a privileged view over Lisbon. Imagine drinking a gin and tonic or a glass of wine on a rooftop with the best light that the city offers. But don’t worry: you can also enjoy these spaces on winter days.

The best rooftops in Lisbon

Over the past two years, it has been possible to witness the rapid growth of rooftops with innovative and iconic concepts. And, as summer approaches, the famous sunsets multiply. You are likely to be infected by the electronic rhythms echoed by the 7 hills.

If you are already prepared to look for a rooftop to suit your needs, check our list with 5 of the best terraces in Lisbon. If you have afraid of heights, don’t worry. Take a deep breath and enjoy the best views of the city.

1- BAHR Terrace
Lisbon has many terraces, but non like this one. Here, you will find a space to enjoy an incomparable view over the city and the Tejo river. Bairro Alto Hotel's terrace will serve as an extension of the restaurant, offering a seasonal menu signed by the creative chef Nuno Mendes.


Opening hours:
Every day from 12:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Praça Luís de Camões, 2

2 - Topo

You may be surprised, but to get to this rooftop you will have to enter a small shopping center. Just use the elevator, press the button for the 6th floor and quickly reach the Topo (it means Top). It has an impressive view of São Jorge Castle and Mouraria. It’s also possible to see Graça and Senhora do Monte viewpoints. Enjoy the restaurant for lunch or dinner. The bar also allows you to try different cocktails. 

Opening hours:
From Sunday to Wednesday, from 12:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
From Thursday to Saturday, from 12:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Praça Martim Moniz - Shopping Center Martim Moniz, Piso 6

3 - Rio Maravilha

This rooftop is famous for the view over the Tejo River and the 25 de Abril Bridge. The brand image is the statue of a woman with open arms and colored patterns, who almost seems to defy the Cristo-Rei. This terrace is a bar and restaurant and is in the LX Factory, a former textile factory. In the menu you will find an extensive list of cocktails, beers and wines and various recipes inspired on the Portuguese and Brazilian food.

Opening hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 12:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday from 12:30 a.m. to 3:00 a.m.
Sunday, from 12:30 a.m. to 00:00 a.m.
Closed on Monday

Rua Rodrigues Faria, 103 - LX Factory, Entrada 3 - Piso 4  

4 - Ferroviário

The Ferroviário (it means railway) terrace makes you want to dock in this area of Santa Apolónia. The space appeared in 1961 and only received events promoted by the CP (Portugal Train Company). In 2010 it was renovated and conquered the rooftop concept. It’s currently one of the best places in Lisbon to see a concert. It has a restaurant, bar and a very varied program in the summertime.

Opening hours:
Wednesday and Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday from 6:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Sunday from 5:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Closed on Monday and Tuesday 

Rua de Santa Apolónia, 59

5 - Rooftop Bar & Lounge 

The terrace of the Hotel Mundial is considered one of the best. It has a 360º view over the historic center of Lisbon and the Tejo River. You almost have the feeling that São Jorge Castle is right there. You can enjoy Portuguese tapas and various drinks.

Opening hours:
Every day from 4:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Praça Martim Moniz, 2

6 - Sky Bar

This terrace offers a lounge bar and is located at the top of the Hotel Tivoli. It has a privileged view over the Tejo River, Baixa Chiado and the Castle of São Jorge. It always has a cosmopolitan and sophisticated environment. It may be your ideal place to see a unique sunset or to take that special selfie without filters.  

Opening hours:
Every day from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Avenida da Liberdade, 185

With Lisbon at your feet

The rooftops have been giving a special refinement to Lisbon. It's easy for you to be surrendered with the city beauty, especially when you have it at your feet.

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