Thanks to its geography, Lisbon offers amazing viewpoints to its visitors. The Portuguese capital is located upon seven hills, and thus, all along the city’s districts, there are high grounds where one can take a break and enjoy the scenery. The famous 25 de Abril Bridge, River Tejo, and picturesque streets of Lisbon all contribute to the scenery tourists admire. Here are some of the best viewpoints in Lisbon.
1Sao Jorge Castle
The famous Sao Jorge Castle of Lisbon stands upon the highest of the seven hills of Lisbon. So, not very surprisingly, the courtyard of the castle provides its visitors with amazing views of the city. Also seeing the River Tejo in its horizon, Sao Jorge Castle is one of the best places in the city for sightseeing.
2Arch of Rua Augusta
The building that is located in Terreiro do Paço has a beautiful view of the city including many of its historic neighbourhoods, its River Tejo, and its Sao Jorge Castle. Also seeing the beautiful square in front of it, Arch of Rua Augusta is a great place for watching Lisbon.
A big plus for this spot is the transportation to the basilica. Tourists who want to enjoy the scenery from the top of the Estrela Basilica may take the famous Tram 28 and get off at Estrela. The view from here includes Amoreiras towers, Monsanto park and the Ajuda district.
The tower that literally stands inside the Tejo River has a unique view of its surroundings For people who want a panoramic view of the city from the river, Belem Tower is the perfect spot.
When it comes to sightseeing, Graca Lookout is one of the most popular places in Lisbon. Located very close to the Sao Jorge Castle, Graca Lookout is one of the best places to watch the sunset from, and it has a great view of the Castle.
6Nossa Senhora do Monte Lookout
Located a little bit higher than the Graca Lookout, Nossa Senhora do Monte Lookout has a breath taking view of the city. The place is also very convenient for a small picnic.
7Portas do Sol Lookout
Portas do Sol is one of the most popular viewpoints among the tourists. The spot is full of street musicians and vendors. Looking over the Alfama district, Portas do Sol deserves its reputation.
8Monte Agudo Viewpoint
To reach Monte Agudo, one has to walk quite a distance. Seeing the famous Cristo Rei Statue and 25 de Abril Bridge, Monte Agudo Viewpoint definitely is worth the effort.
In a city that is crawling with tourists like Lisbon, a viewpoint such as Santa Estevao is a gem to be cherished. The terrace does not have any facilities to comfort its visitors, but thanks to this quality, it is very quiet, calm, and peaceful.
10The Eduardo VII Park
Right at the north of Avenida da Liberdade, Eduardo VII Park is situated. The slowly-rising ground level of the park finally reaches a great viewpoint where it looks over the city and the River Tejo through its green surface.