Voted “Europe’s leading city break destination” in 2009, 2010 and 2013 by World Travel Awards; Lisbon has become a major force in the tourism/travel industry.A rich history, strategic location, a beautiful blend of ancient and modern architecture, attractive weather and temperature, welcoming locals, and affordable; Lisbon has nothing to be shy of compared to other European capitals cities.
Dubbed the “Seven Hills”, the landscape of Lisbon has the advantages to offer magnificent panoramic viewpoints. Those viewpoints will offer a perfect panorama over one of the oldest city in Western Europe. You must include some in your portfolio when it comes the time for you to visit the capital of Portugal.
We went out and collected the Top 10 for you, from a photography standpoint.
10- Miradouro de Santa Catarina
Situated in the back street of Bairo Alto, this viewpoint offers a calm scenery over the Ponte 25 de Abril and the Tagus. Popular especially among the young bohemian crowd, a cafe invites you to sit and enjoy a fresh drink while admiring the view.
9-Miradouro da Graça
Under the shade of the trees, miradouro da Graça offers a view of a “mass” of concrete buildings that seem to be the definition of what a “city’ represents. From here you can also appreciate the overview of many of Lisbon landmarks, including the Castelo de São Jorge and the Ponte 25 de Abril.
8-Miradouro das porta dos sol
For an undisturbed view of the endless streets of Alfama, Lisbon oldest quarter, descending towards the river. The view frames two of Lisbon landmarks; the Monastery of São Vicente de Fona and the Monastery of Santa Engrácia.
7-Miradouro de Santa Luzia
6-Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcãntara
4- Castelo de São Jorge
3- Elevador de Santa Justa
2- Discoveries monument
This miradouro offers probably the best panoramic sunset of the city. Here you can catch an 180° view of the major landmarks of the city plus almost the entire city which seems to disappear into the clouds. And it’s free!