Lisbon viewpoints

Lisbon is a beautiful city that should be explored as often as possible, from the various monuments and museums to the wonderful beaches and parks, there are definitely a lot of attractions in these seven hills city. Those who like to take things slowly and enjoy the rhythm of the city at their own pace but also do not want to miss the best of Lisbonshould explore the breathtaking miradouros of the capital. If you are not familiar with the term, then find out that miradouros are terraces or spots from where one can admire the entire city. So, get your camera as we will discover together the famous Lisbon view points.

Monument to Christ

Similar to Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Monument to Christ (Christo Rei) located close to 25 de Abril Bridge is one of the most impressive monuments inLisbon and a great spot for admiring the entire area. The 28 meters high statue that stands as a pedestal on an 82 meters high gate was finished in 1959. The monument was built in honor of the Divinity that protectedPortugal during the World War II and it represents an importantLisbon symbol for all the Portuguese.

Santa Justa Elevator

Santa Justa Elevator (Elevator of Carmo) or thePortugueseEiffelTower as it is often called offers a great view over the city, especially Rosio Square and the Castle ofSt. George. The 45 meters high tower has actually a practical purpose, connecting down town to the Bairro Alto. After arriving on top of the elevator make sure you allow yourself enough time to enjoy the great view over the city while tasting a glass of Portuguese wine at the roof bar.

Miradouro de Sao Pedro de Alcantara

After presenting so many great places where one can stop and gaze at the city’s streets, shops and monuments, here is one of my favorite viewpoints. Miradouro de Sao Pedro de Alcantara offers a cool and relaxing spot for the hot summer days and a marvelous and multicolored panoramic view during the night. Located in Bairo Alto, this place is actually a wonderful garden that can be accessed by walking from Chiado or by means of Gloria Elevator, providing the tourists with perfect photographic opportunities. Once you reached Sao Pedro de Alcantara, you will have an amazing belvedere ofSt George’s Castle, The Se or Tejo. Another interesting thing you will discover on the roof is the famous azulejos tile map that displays the main Portuguese landmarks that can be easily observed.

 

No matter where your steps take you in Lisbonand no matter how busy your schedule is trying to cover as many touristic attractions as possible, you should add the best Lisbon viewpoints to your list of things to see. It is truly an unforgettable experience!

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