The 10 best views of Lisbon
The city photogenic qualities are making headlines around the world. And there is plenty of reasons for that. Set among seven hills and spreading over absurd angles, Lisbon’s vanity seems to be reflected in the poses captured by the visitors’ lenses. Brighten by a Sun that shines almost all year round, an already full palette of tones is further enriched by the shades of ocher of the buildings and its azulejos, by the cobblestone sidewalks and the city’s red rooftops.
The clean blue sky and the reflexes of the river are a perfect setting for a beautiful, untouched image. All that a visitor needs in order to capture the best panoramic views of the city – either with a camera or just a photographic memory – is to know the addresses where these can be obtained. We propose you ten of them, among the many ones throughout the city that can provide similar results.
SAINT GEORGE CASTLE
Dominating the entire city, there is no way of escaping it. Lisbon’s most visited monument is located at the pinnacle of one of the highest hills and offers several viewpoint platforms and a Camera Obscura experience showing different angles of the city… + info.
Situated at Chiado and facing the Fine Arts Academy, the view that it grants is art inspiring. In a single sweeping view, it covers the Baixa, the Castle, the Cathedral and the Tejo river… + info.
In good time this bar-terrace perched itself atop a parking garage and gained a place in the Sun and surely, also in the hearts of its patrons. It is a drinking spot in the ‘heights’. + info.
HOTEL MEMMO PRÍNCIPE REAL
Those that pass by the cosmopolitan neighborhood of Príncipe Real have no idea of the immense views that the surrounding buildings hide. You will not be wasting your time if you step into one, approach a window and just let yourself immerse in contemplation.+ info.
SANTA JUSTA LIFT PANORAMIC PLATFORM
It rises majestically between the buildings of the Baixa shopping area, overlooking the Carmo Convent ruins, Rossio Square, the castle and the river. It can be accessed through a ride in the famous elevator or through the back entry, by Carmo Square… + info.
ENTRETANTO ROOFTOP BAR
One doesn’t have to lodge at the Chiado Hotel to reach its terrace and be absolutely flabbergasted by the view that can be enjoyed from there. Go up without fear and have a drink with Lisbon at your feet. + info.
CHAPITÔ À MESA
Although it’s located in a circus school, the show here is the magnificent view. Right on the Castle Hillside, the ‘Costa do Castelo’ neighborhood, it offers a panoramic view of the city. + info.
NOSSA SENHORA DO MONTE PANORAMIC VIEWPOINT
May be because it is one of the least known, it’s also one of Lisboners’ favorite viewpoint. ‘Hidden’ in the Graça neighborhood, it keeps its peaceful ambient. + info.
FIFTY SECONDS MARTÍN BERASATEGUI
Located at the very top of the Vasco da Gama Tower, so high that its view encompasses much more than just the eastern part of if the city, where it rises. A meal and a sight to make you feel ‘among the clouds’. + info.
MAAT – ART, ARCHITECTURE AND TECHNOLOGY MUSEUM
The most recent cultural equipment in Lisbon, it shares its extraordinary location with all those that pass by, as the panoramic building rooftop can be freely accessed. + info.
INS LISBON PROPERTIES WITH THE BEST VIEW
Parque das Nações
Author: Best Guide