Lisboa has some great miradouros – lookout spots scattered in various locations. These vantage points provide spectacular views over the city and the river. Lisbon has several hills and from the St Jorge’s Castle to the Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcantâra you can get some great views, and good photographs.
The Miradouro Senhora do Monte, above, with views over Lisboa and the 25th April Bridge.
The Miradouro de Sao Pedro de Alcantara overlooks St Jorge’s castle and the river. You can see a tile panel of the city.
The Rua Augusta Arch (Arco da Rua Augusta) faces the Terreiro do Paço – Praça do Comércio. There is a lift and a staircase that take you to the top. From here you have a 360º spectacular view of Lisboa. Construction of the Arch began in 1873 and it was completed in 1875. The sculptures on the top are by Célestin Anatole Calmels depicting glory. The sculptures on the level below by Vitor Bastos refer to Viriato, Vasco da Gama and the Marquês de Pombal.
Another of the Lisboa miradouros lookout spots is at Santa Luzia (Portas do Sol).
The Parque Eduardo VII next to the Marques de Pombal roundabout in central Lisbon has good views. In the Summer there is a book fair – the Feira do Livro.
The Vasco da Gama Tower Babylon 360º Bar, above left, is in the Parque das Nações. From here you can get fabulous 360º views over that area of Lisboa, above right. A lift takes you to the top which is at 145metres. The bar opened in May 2023.