I guess every tourist knows, upon arriving to Lisbon, that it’s a city of 7 hills. It has lots of ups and downs, and that could be quite exhausting at times, but it comes with a benefit – there are lots of picturesque and beautiful Lisbon viewpoints and I’m going to share my favorite must-visit ones.
Best Lisbon viewpoints
This is a place where I like to take photos of my clients, willing to have iconic Lisbon landscapes in the background. Basically, it’s a rooftop bar on the top of VIP Executive Eden Hotel, which used to be a former theatre, but then turned into the hotel. It’s got a nice pool but it’s only available for hotel guests. However, the panoramic views towards the castle are really special, and may be enjoyed over a glass of sangria.
This viewpoint is located next to Miradouro da Graça, and considered to be the highest in the city. It offers a panoramic view over the Castel of Saint George, the river Tagus, and the Sanctuary of Christ the King. The sunsets are truly beautiful from here.
This viewpoint is a classic one and I think you won’t miss it since it’s advertised properly in all the tourists’ guides. It’s just next to Miradouro de Santa Luzia, and it’s got a beautiful view over Alfama and the River Tagus.
Moving on to a less popular touristic sight. It is located on top of 16th century monastery right in the heart of Alfama. For some reason, the tourists often skip it but it’s definitely worth a visit. Besides the richness of interior decoration, you can also go upstairs to the roof of the monastery and enjoy a magnificent secluded view over the whole city.
This viewpoint offers a different perspective. It’s actually a park right in the middle of the city and if you walk to the hilltop viewpoint, you’d have the best view of central Lisbon!
It used to be a secret viewpoint in the abandoned building (former restaurant), but it has been recently made public. Nowadays, it’s a 3-storey urban-art gallery with a fascinating view over Lisbon. It’s located a bit further away from the city center, but the trip is definitely worth it! To top up the experience, you should go on a peaceful, calm walk in the Monsanto Forest Park.
Of course there are many other great Lisbon viewpoints, I just listed the ones I personally like and I hope you’d enjoy these views as much as I do! If you get hungry afterwards, check my recommendations for brunch cafes in Alfama.
“There may be more beautiful times,
but this one is ours”