Lisbon has a wealth of breathtaking viewpoints, or miradouros. In fact, this ‘City of Seven Hills’ is full of bars, restaurants and hotels that have really taken advantage of the majestic views, pairing their services with the scenery. Here is a breakdown of the best miradouros in Lisbon, where you can enjoy a drink and watch the sunset.
Miradouro Portas do Sol
The miradouros Portas do Sol and Santa Luzia are a short walk from one another, and both offer views over Alfama. The view from Portas do Sol, however, takes in the National Pantheon, the Tagus River, and the 17th-century São Vicente de Fora Church. The Portas do Sol café and bar is also a spacious and comfortable location where visitors can enjoy a variety of drinks (from coffee and tea to juice to beer and cocktails) and snack/lunch food items, while enjoying the oftentimes sunny, blue skies and surrounding palm trees. The best part? You can get there early and stay well into the night (it closes between 1 am and 2 am, depending on the night), enjoying a gorgeous sunset in between.
Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara
A few paces away from central Bairro Alto (and heading towards Principe Real) is the Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara, also located near the 16th century São Roque church. The terraced gardens are complete with fountains, statues and views across to the São Jorge Castle. At this spot you can also see another iconic Portuguese sight: a kiosk. The small refreshment stands provide seating, drinks and snacks so visitors can make the most of their time outside.
Chapitô á mesa
Climb up the stone steps and narrow roads towards the São Jorge Castle from the Martim Moniz Square and you will be rewarded with an amazing sunset view, from a charming and romantic restaurant/bar that doubles as a circus school! The menu is a bit on the expensive side for Lisbon, but the combination of great food and splendid views justifies the price. The artistic decor, which reflects the venues enthusiasm for the performing arts, also shouldn’t be missed. The only problem is that while taking in this bar/restaurant/dance club/library/training school, you might actually miss the sunset!
Café da Garagem
This is an open-to-the-public café that belongs to a theater company, which started up in 1989. The views from the café, take in the area over Graça and Senhora do Monte to Mouraria and Martim Moniz. It’s closed on Mondays but is open the rest of the week, beginning at 6 pm.
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