Miradouro das Portas do Sol
Largo das Portas do Sol (Alfama)
Found not far from the castle, this terrace offers the best postcard views of Lisbon. It overlooks the domes and rooftops of the city's oldest neighborhood and the waterfront.
Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara
Rua de São Pedro de Alcântara (Bairro Alto)
This beautiful landscaped terrace, on a hill directly across from the castle, offers a view over Avenida da Liberdade , downtown and the river. It's also one of the most romantic spots in the city.
Miradouro de Santa Luzia
Largo de Santa Luzia (Alfama)
You can look out to the terracota rooftops of Alfama and the river from this incredibly charming terrace, always filled with tourists snapping photos.
St. George's Castle
Rua de Santa Cruz (Alfama)
The castle stands at the top of Lisbon’s tallest hill, and therefore offers the most complete view of the city. For the views alone, it’s worth visiting the monument.
Miradouro da Graça
Largo da Graça (Graça)
This seems to be the favorite viewpoint of artists who paint the city. With a kiosk-café and views of the castle, it's also a popular meeting point, mixing locals and tourists, from morning to night.
Miradouro da Senhora do Monte
Rua da Senhora do Monte (Graça)
You find a panoramic view of almost the entire city at this once-secret viewpoint. It's one of the favorite sunset spots for the local youth and tourists.
Santa Justa Elevator
Rua de Santa Justa (Baixa); Largo do Carmo (Chiado)
From the top of this historic elevator you have breathtaking bird's-eye views of downtown, which explains why it's one of the city's most visited monuments.
Miradouro do Arco da Rua Augusta
Rua Augusta (Baixa)
The top of the landmark triumphal arch only opened for visits in 2013, but quickly became one of the city’s must-see attractions. It overlooks Comércio Square to the south and the city's main pedestrian street (Rua Augusta ) to the north.
Miradouro de Santa Catarina
Rua de Santa Catarina (Santa Catarina)
The port of Lisbon and 25 de Abril Bridge are seen from this terrace, where you may also sit and watch the cruise ships navigating by, or stay for the sunset. A kiosk serves drinks to the many locals who join the tourists at the end of the day.
Miradouro do Parque Eduardo VII
Alameda Cardeal Cerejeira; Praça do Marquês de Pombal (Avenida da Liberdade)
All of downtown Lisbon, built between two hills, can be seen from the top of this sloping park. With a view of the castle and the river, this is a picture-perfect spot.
Miradouro do Largo da Academia das Belas Artes
Largo da Academia das Belas Artes (Chiado)
A quiet square in Chiado hides a terrace that's used as a private parking lot, with a beautiful view over the center of Lisbon. A few feet from there you get a closer look at the top of the triumphal arch and the Municipal Palace (City Hall).
Avenida Brasília (Belém)
Most of Lisbon's main landmarks (like the Jerónimos Monastery ) can be seen from the top of this monument, standing on the spot where many explorers departed to uncharted territories. When you look down, you see a map of the world illustrated on the pavement, tracing the routes of the famous navigators.
Miradouro do Cristo Rei
Avenida Cristo Rei (Almada)
Almost all of Lisbon can be seen from across the river in Almada. The best spot is at the foot of the Monument to Christ , which stands above the 25 de Abril Bridge.
Miradouro do Recolhimento
Beco do Recolhimento (Castelo)
It's the city's secret viewpoint, as it only opened in 2015 and not even many locals know about it. It's found a short walk from the entrance to the castle, and has a panoramic view over the neighborhoods of Graça and Alfama.
Miradouro do Torel
Travessa do Torel (Pena)
This hilltop terrace overlooking downtown towards the triumphal arch of Rua Augusta is also a garden laid out in the 1960s. Due to its off-the-beaten-path location, it gets very few visitors.
Miradouro de Santo Estêvão
Largo de Santo Estêvão (Alfama)
The terrace next to St. Stephen’s Church forces wandering tourists to stop and admire the view of the whitewashed houses and church towers of Alfama.
Miradouro dos Terraços do Carmo
Largo do Carmo (Chiado)
The terraces behind Carmo Convent , next to one of the entrances to the Santa Justa Elevator , are now a large public space that includes a bar serving drinks and light meals, to be enjoyed along with the view over Rossio Square , the castle and the elevator.
Miradouro do Jardim da Cerca da Graça
Calçada do Monte (Graça)
Very few people had access to this view and to this park throughout the centuries, but this green space below Graça Church was finally cleaned up and opened to the public in 2015. From here you may look out to the castle, to the neighborhood of Mouraria and 25 de Abril Bridge.
Miradouro do Monte Agudo
Rua Heliodoro Salgado; Rua Ilha do Príncipe (Anjos)
It’s a well-kept secret, perhaps due to its location in an off-the-beaten-path neighborhood. From here you have a panoramic view that goes from the old town to the modern avenues of the Avenidas Novas district.
Miradouro do Largo das Necessidades
Largo das Necessidades (Alcântara)
This terrace remains undiscovered by most people. It’s faced by Necessidades Palace and offers a beautiful view of 25 de Abril Bridge. Behind it (to the left of the palace) is the entrance to Tapada das Necessidades Park , one of Lisbon's "secret gardens."
Miradouro do Chão do Loureiro
Calçada do Marquês de Tancos (Mouraria)
This terrace, located not far from the castle, at the top of a former market that’s now a parking garage, has largely been taken over by the tables of a restaurant, but remains a public space, offering a panoramic view of downtown.
Avenida Eng. Duarte Pacheco (Amoreiras)
The observation deck of the Amoreiras towers finally opened to the public in 2016 (the towers date from 1985). It's accessed through the shopping mall and you must buy a ticket at the reception. The 360-degree view covers almost the entire city, and there are maps pointing out the main landmarks.
Avenida de Brasília (Belém)
One of Lisbon's most iconic buildings is an exceptional example of contemporary architecture. Visitors are allowed to walk over it, to admire a view of the river and 25 de Abril Bridge.
Ajuda Botanical Garden
Calçada da Ajuda (Ajuda)
This botanical garden, hidden a short walk from Ajuda Palace , is beautifully decorated with plants and sculptures. It’s also a lookout point, as it’s split into two levels, and from the stairs that connect them is a wonderful view of 25 de Abril Bridge.
Avenida da Índia (Belém)
From the top of Belém Tower there’s a view of the river and of the ocean in the distance. You also get to see the entire Belém district, from the Belém Cultural Center to the Discoveries Monument .
São Vicente de Fora Monastery
Largo de São Vicente (Alfama)
The rooftop view is one of the highlights of a visit to this monastery . From here you can almost touch the dome of the National Pantheon and see all of Alfama.
Campo de Santa Clara (Alfama)
The National Pantheon also opens its terrace (surrounding the large dome) to visitors, allowing you to admire a view over Alfama and the river.
Miradouro de Santo Amaro
Escadinhas de Santo Amaro (Alcântara)
Hidden by a small chapel from 1549, this little-known terrace is usually deserted and a great place to admire a view of 25 de Abril Bridge.
Miradouro Anfiteatro Keil do Amaral
Auto-Estrada de Lisboa-Cascais
Europe's largest urban forest has an amphitheater facing 25 de Abril Bridge. It's a popular picnic area, and the rest of the park includes sports facilities and children's playgrounds.
Basílica da Estrela
Praça da Estrela (Estrela)
Basilica da Estrela 's rooftop is open to visitors, who get a close-up view of the dome and bell towers, and look over the neighborhood all the way to the towers of Amoreiras and the castle.