Friday, 18 August 2017

Lisbon's Best City Views

One of the beauties of Lisbon is its landscaping nature, made out of valleys and hills, giving it a unique asymmetry.

Visitors can consequently see the city from various points of view, continuously discovering new details and new treasures, once hidden.

In this article, we will share five of the most interesting and beautiful views to find in Lisbon.

1 - São Pedro de Alcântara
This is one of Lisbon’s best known viewpoints. Located in Bairro Alto the view extends itself across Restauradores and Baixa and up to the Sé and the Castle.

2 – Senhora do Monte
One of the highest points of view in the city is Senhora do Monte (Our Lady of the Mount), with a small chapel behind the viewpoint, a view which includes the Castle, the Graça church and the Mouraria quarter.

3 – Santa Luzia
One of the most famous, near the Largo das Portas do Sol. It has all the proper trappings, including a pergola with tiled pillars, walls and benches forming a veranda for the view.

4 – Castelo
With a view over Alfama, Baixa and Bairro Alto this is one of the viewpoints not to miss. The light here is particularly warm in the late afternoon, encouraging you to linger.

5 – Elevador de Santa Justa
Last but not least important, the Elevador de Santa Justa provides the best close-up overview of Baixa and Rossio, with the Castle above. It is reached thru an extremely tight spiral staircase, but it is worth the climb.

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