Miradouro de Santa Luzia is a romantic terrace where you can wander away in your mind while admiring the beautiful view. From this terrace, you can see the old Alfama district and Tagus River. If you believe that coffee completes the perfect view, there is a café in the terrace where you can have a drink.

The View of “Miradouro de Santa Luzia”

The most note-worthy landmarks seen from “Miradouro” are Santo Estâvão Church, National Pantheon’s dome and São Miguel Church. You can also see the river of Tagus and the colorful houses of Alfama. For the nights, this can be the perfect location to enjoy animation, music and dance shows.

PS: As you look out for these landmarks, Bougainvillea flowers accompany you in the garden. You can take the stairs to go to the lower terrace with a similar view. In the lower terrace, instead of Bougainvillea, decorative iron round windows will contribute to your panoramic experience.

Azulejos

Azulejo, an Arabic rooted word, literally means “polished stone”. The Moorish art was re-introduced to Portugal by King Manuel I around 500 years ago and they’ve had an important place in Portuguese architecture to this day.


Azulejo, an Arabic rooted word, literally means “polished stone”. The Moorish art was re-introduced to Portugal by King Manuel I around 500 years ago and they’ve had an important place in Portuguese architecture to this day.


Santa Luzia Church, which gives its name to the Miradoura, has beautiful examples of Azulejo art. The terrace of “Miradouro de Santa Luzia” faces the east wall of the church which is covered with the azulejo panels. These panels are made by António Quaresma and they are special in the sense that they show “Praça do Comércio” as it was before the earthquake in 1755.

Visiting “Miradouro de Santa Luzia”

Miradouro de Santa Luzia is located in Rua do Limoeiro in Alfama district. You can either walk up from Baixa or take the tram number 28 to reach there. Keep in mind that trams as well as other public transports are for free if you have a “Lisboa Card”.

Nearby Attractions

There are many important landmarks you can visit once you go to “Miradouro de Santa Luzia”. It might be a good idea to first look at the view from above and after shaping the map in your mind, visiting them one by one. Here is a list for you:

  • The Cathedral
  • Saint George’s Castle
  • São Vicente de Fora Church
  • Miradouro das Portas do Sol
  • Decorative Arts Museum
  • Graça Church and Miradouro
  • Santo Antonio Church 
  • The National Pantheon
  • The Roman Theater

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