Lisbon is one of Europe’s most diverse cities – with neighbourhoods with its own life, ambiance, style, people and food. Sometimes passing a street is like going to a completely different city.
And Lisbon is as hilly as Rome – which is both good and bad. Bad because climbing the hills can be quite exhausting, especially in the summer heat with temperatures above 30° C. Good because once you reach the top, the mild and chilling breeze from the Atlantic greets you.
On most of these ‘tops’ you find one of the city’s many viewpoints – or Miradouros – often with a small Quisque that serves coffee, cold drinks and snacks. The ‘prize’ for your efforts 🙂
Because of the riverviews, the view of Lisbon’s colorful rooftops, sunrises, sunsets or a mix of everything – most viewpoints have become attractions themselves.
Like our own Miradouro da Senhora do Monte where you have Castello São Jorge right in your face with Cristo Rei and Ponte 25 de Abril in the backgound. And depending on the time of the day, the most beautiful sunset one can imagine.
Don’t look at these attractive viewpoint as attractions that steal precious time you need for Jerónimos Monastery, Flea market, LX Factory, Belém Tower, Expo, Cristo Rei and all the other sights on your list. Instead – use the viewpoints as small pit stops along the way, where you can digest impressions and recharge before continuing you program.
To help planning your day, we have made an easy to use Google Map with Lisbon’s Miradouros. The map also includes the viewpoints you find on Buildings & Monuments.
Some of them are hidden gems most tourists never visit.
In case you want to know – here are our 5 picks:
Annette & Thomas