Lisbon and its Miradouros!

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Miradouro das Portas do Sol, Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon is famous for its many viewpoints (Miradouros).

We cannot recommend a special one, because each one is great in its own way. Most are located in Alfama and Bairro Alto.

In the following, we show you those viewpoints, that we were able to enjoy!

Miradouro de Santa Luzia, Lisbon, Portugal

Miradouro das Portas do Sol and Miradouro de Santa Luzia

Most famous are definitely the Miradouro das Portas do Sol and the Miradouro de Santa Luzia.

Miradouro do Santuário do Cristo Rei, Lisbon, Portugal

Miradouro do Santuário do Cristo Rei

What you really can’t miss, is the Miradouro do Santuário do Cristo Rei. It’s a huge statue of Jesus Christ in Almada, on the other side of Rio Tejo. It looks in direction of Lisbon and you really have a great view.

Miradouro do Santuário do Cristo Rei, Lisbon, Portugal

Tejo, Lisbon, Portugal

How to get there? Easy by ferry from the port west of Praça do Comércio. You can already enjoy a great view on both sides of the Tejo on some places of the ferry.

Ponte 25 de Abril, Lisbon, Germany

You often hear ‚San Francisco‘ by other tourists. The Ponte 25 de Abril bridge reminds of the Golden Gate Bridge in California.

Lisbon, Germany

Lisbon, Germany

Ocassionally there are further unknown viewpoints and terraces. One of them is the „7. most beautiful terrace in the world”. It’s in Alfama.

Miradouro da Graça, Lisbon, Germany

Miradouro da Graça

The way up to the Miradouro da Graça is rewarded with a stunning view, too.

Jardim do Torel, Lisbon, Portugal

Jardim do Torel

Maybe the most beautiful one for us, was Jardim do Torel in Santo António district. Maybe because we discovered it by accident and didn’t expect it. We were very happy.

Jardim do Torel, Lisbon, Portugal

Besides, no other tourists were present. Just locals. Although there were a lot of them, it was very calm with a great view.

Lisbon, Portugal

You can save your money for the castle, the Castelo de São Jorge. There are so many other Miradouros. The castle is unspectacular (in our opinion), more interesting from the outside and paying € 8 just for the garden with a view? Only if you like it!

Santa Justa Elevador, Lisbon, Portugal

Santa Justa Elevador

In front of the Santa Justa Elevador, there was always a long queue.

Santa Justa Elevador, Lisbon, Portugal

Santa Justa Elevador, Lisbon, Portugal

You can ‚skip‘ it, by walking up. Maybe it’s not that steep, but we were having dinner just before it, so to us it was a bit exhausting. There’s a terrace on the top, which is an extra € 1.50 (you also have a great view without the terrace). If you don’t want to walk and don’t bother queuing, you pay € 3.

The view is great and worth the rise. Next to it, there is a restaurant. Sometimes, hungry sea gulls are attracted.

Santa Justa Elevador, Lisbon, Portugal

If you can recommend further Miradouros, we’d love to hear from you!

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