Lisbon Is a walking city. And because of its seven hills the short walk on Google Map not only ends up becoming much longer than expected – all the stairs and the steep and narrow roads makes walking much tougher than expected 😊
So after the first days most guests always need to relax with a book and just do nothing.
Our garden is perfect for that. Its quiet, shady and has a super view. If you want to stay inside our guest only terrace in our main house is a good alternative.
But we know how it is to relax as travellers. After a couple of hours at the hotel you start getting restless. You get the feeling of missing out on something.
If you need a break Graça has a lot of small oasis you can escape to. Miradouros (view points), Parks or Squares with sun, shade lively crowds with or without a cold drink and/or a cup of coffee.
Here our four Miradouros in our neighborhood. Hope you like them.
Annette & Thomas
Miradouro da Senhora do Monte just outside our door is considered the best viewpoint i Lisbon.
Not only is it on Lisbon’s highest hill. Because of its circular shape without ‘neighbouring houses’ blocking the view it has a 300° panoramic view of Lisbon.
You won’t find a cafe or bar here.
But don’t worry. Buy a sundowner in our bar and enjoy the view 🙂
Three minutes walk down the hill from Tings we have Lisbon’s most popular sunset view point: Miradouro da Graça or Miradouro Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen as its real name is.
The view fantastic (though not as good as from our miradouro). But it has a cafe that serves all kind of cocktails, draught beer and different toasts at very reasonable prices considering its prime location.
The cafe is ‘hidden’ in the corner with the monastery at the back and the main entrance to the beautiful church to the right – if it wasn’t for all the tables and the chairs you wouldn’t see it when you come down from Tings Lisbon.
The huge green pines, the clock tower and all the music and artists everywhere creates a fantastic bohemian ambiance. Sometimes we feel like being in Paris. We use it as our outdoor office during the day
Shhh… this one is our hidden gem.
Miradouro Do Monte Agudo is where we hide when we want to take a break away from the crowd and traffic.
It’s only 10 minutes walk from Tings and Graça’s hassle. But since neither cars, bikes or Tuk Tuks are allowed nobody goes there except for us locals.
Miradouro Do Monte Agudo is not only the best place to see the sun sets – its also a fantastic place to sit and read a book in the shade, hold hands or just do nothing but watching the relaxed ambiance.
Miradouro da Penha de França must be Lisbon’s least known viewpoint.
Located on the top of the hill at the end of Rua da Penha de França (the extension of Largo da Graça) with nothing houses or trees in front of you the view from here is fantastic but very different.
But as the view is South-West its the perfect spot for sunrises.