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Lisbon, Portugal

There are a lot of viewpoints in Lisbon. Some are better known to tourists, some are not. We have already written about the main attractions and their observation platforms. Now we want to talk about those that have not yet been mentioned and which must be visited, as the views from there are amazing. So let's go.
  • Site of São Pedro de Alcântara. A popular observation deck in the Bairro Alto area. It was built in the 19th century near the monastery of the same name, which is also worth a visit in Lisbon. This area has two levels, as well as many fountains, benches and cafes. You may see the view of St George Castle and the Tagus river.
How to get here: by the Gloria funicular from Praça Restauradores. This is an old funicular that was opened in 1885.
  • Observation deck Miradouro da Graça. Its original name is Miradouro Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, after the Portuguese poetess of the same name. There is a monument to her and the church Igreja da Graça built in the 18th century.
  • Miradouro da Nossa Senhora Do Monte. Climbing up the stairs from Miradouro da Graça, you will find another beautiful observation platform. It is located on one of the highest points in Lisbon. It offers stunning views of the city and places such as Bairro Alto, Parque Florestal de Monsanto, Mar da Palha, Martim Moniz, and Tejo.
How to get here: by metro to the station Martim Moniz, by bus №734, by tram №12, 28.
  • Miradouro Portas do Sol and Miradouro Santa Luzia sites are standing nearby and looking at the Tagus River. They are located on wide balconies decorated with azulejo tiles. From here you have a beautiful view of the Alfama area, the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora, Panteão Nacional, and the Church of Igreja de Santo Estêvão.
How to get here: by tram №12, 28.
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