Lisbon is beautiful with its winding streets, variegated azulejo tile patterns, and picturesque hilly terrain that gives you the opportunity to admire the city from numerous viewpoints. And remarkably, in addition to the beautiful views, you can relax here, have a cup of espresso or galao, and even listen to local street musicians. Basically, if you haven’t been to one of the vistas, you haven’t really seen the city. To avoid this, Good Portugal team have prepared the top 5 most beautiful viewpoints in Lisbon.

You can even take a tour of the vistas and see each of them – you won’t regret it. They are all different, and each one is worth seeing.

1. Castel Sant’Agosto Gheorghe Viewpoint

St. George’s Castle itself is a special place, because this is where the history of the city originates. You’ll have to walk a little on the steep ascent of the winding streets of Alfama, but visiting the fortress and the views from its observation deck are worth it.

Anyone who arrives in Lisbon is immediately struck by the landmark, because the hill on which the castle is built can be seen from almost anywhere in the city. So when you are on the hill you will see Lisbon in all its glory.

From the viewpoint you have a stunning view of the tiled roofs of the central part of the city, framed by the waters of the Tagus River and the ocean.

2. Santa Luzia Viewpoint (Miradouro de Santa Luzia)

A very cozy little square with beautiful flowering shrubs (they seem to bloom all year round), a colonnade and beautiful views of the tiled roofs of Alfama, the new port and the Tagus River.

On the same square is the church of Santa Luzia (Igreja de Santa Luzia), decorated with beautiful azulejos depicting historical scenes – the Plaza de Comercia before the earthquake and San Jorge Castle.

This is where street musicians can often be heard, and if you walk around a bit, you can visit another observation deck that overlooks Alfama. It is the Miradouro das Portas do Sol. Next to it you can see the famous mural by Nuno Saraiva which tells the story of Lisbon.

3. Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara (Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara) viewpoint

This picturesque observation deck with a fountain is located in the Bairro Alto neighborhood. It’s a pleasant place not only to admire the view, but also to relax and have a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. It offers a view of St. George’s Castle, the central part of the city and the river.

Especially nice to come here at dawn, when the city looks especially beautiful and the absence of the crowds of tourists does not hinder the enjoyment.

4. Miradouro de Santa Catarina overlook

It is a place worth seeing because of its view of the 25th of April Bridge, the Cristo-Rey and the Tagus River in all its glory, with ferries, sailing boats and ferries in motion. There is a relaxed atmosphere throughout the day, with locals and tourists mingling with musicians and street performers.

The view is especially fascinating at dusk when the bridge and Christ’s statue are reflected majestically in the waters of the Tagus.

By the way, another good vantage point for a similar view (the 25th April Bridge, Christ, and Almada across the river) is the Miradouro da Rocha Conde de Óbidos, near the National Museum of Ancient Art.

5. Miradouro da Graça viewpoint

It is located next to the church and monastery of Graça, and is very popular with tourists and locals. The city can be seen as if in the palm of your hand, and large cedar pines give the square a cozy feel (on a sweltering day it is a pleasant and welcome shade).

It is especially good to meet the sunset here. Definitely one of the best viewpoints for this (if we’re talking Lisbon, because the best sunsets, after all, are in Almada).

There is also a charming park next to the viewpoint – it’s very cozy and peaceful. A perfect place for a picnic with a breathtaking view to top it off.

In fact, there are quite a number of viewpoints in Lisbon – the hilly terrain allows it. We have chosen the best ones you don’t want to miss. Once there, you can not only take beautiful pictures, but also enjoy the calm and measured life of the Portuguese city.