Type: Family Friendly, Free Attractions, Great Views, Historic Sites, Outdoor Activities, Public Spaces, Recreational Facilities, Relaxing, Romantic, Sightseeing, Uniquely Here
Lisbon's hilly disposition affords some fabulous panoramas across the city's downtown and historic districts. Indeed, the Portuguese capital unveils itself over several hills and all of them have at... Read More
Lisbon's hilly disposition affords some fabulous panoramas across the city's downtown and historic districts. Indeed, the Portuguese capital unveils itself over several hills and all of them have at least one miradouro, a purpose-built terrace sometimes incorporated into a landscaped garden and usually served by a kiosk caf–. These public spaces are strategically located to offer superb views of Lisbon that take in national monuments and other buildings of note, and very often the River Tejo and the south bank beyond. One of the most celebrated viewpoints is the Miradouro de Santa Luzia, which looms over Alfama, the city's oldest neighborhood. Another fantastic spot is the Miradouro de S–o Pedro de Alc–ntara overlooking the Baixa. The tourism office at the Lisboa Story Centre can provide more information about these unique vantage points.
- Free Things to Do: "On clear days note the direction of the sun and time your visits so that your perspective is highlighted by a beautifully warm backlit sunlit wash."
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: Outstanding cultural and architectural features and very much part of the Lisbon experience, miradouros provide picture postcard opportunities.