From its hilltop perch above Lisbon’s Graça neighborhood, the Miradouro da Senhora do Monte (Miradouro de Nossa Senhora do Monte) lookout offers panoramic views across Portugal’s capital city, including a clear vista of the hilltop Castle of St. George (Castelo de São Jorge). The vista point is named for the church whose yard it’s located in: Our Lady of the Hill. The Basics
As the highest lookout point in Lisbon, Miradouro da Senhora do Monte viewpoint is a popular spot for photographers. The elevation of the overlook means it’s usually left off walking tours, but it regularly features on tours by electric bike, tuk-tuk, and air-conditioned vehicle, all of which are designed to save your legs. Tours typically combine the lookout with visits to attractions atop Lisbon’s other six hills, which include the districts of Chiado and Alfama, and São Vicente Monastery.Things to Know Before You Go
How to Get There
- Miradouro da Senhora do Monte is a great spot to watch the sunset over the Atlantic Ocean.
- The majority of Lisbon landmarks can be spotted from the vista point on a clear day.
- If you plan to climb to the lookout, wear comfortable shoes, as steep steps are plentiful.
- A bar at the top serves beer and snacks.
To reach Miradouro da Senhora do Monte, take tram 28 to Rua da Graça and walk west along Rua da Senhora do Monte. If you’re not keen to climb to the top, you can hire an electric tuk-tuk or visit the lookout point as part of an electric bike tour. When to Get There
Sunset is indisputably the best time to visit Miradouro da Senhora do Monte. Although the lookout attracts crowds, you’re guaranteed to come out with fantastic photographs of Lisbon. If you want the area all to yourself, opt to climb up the steps before sunrise.
Alternative Vista Points in Lisbon
There’s an overlook in Lisbon to suit every mood or time of day. If you’re looking to escape the crowds, head to Miradouro do Parque Eduardo VII. For the best night views of the city, the Elevador de Santa Justa is a clear winner, while the easiest lookout to access is São Pedro de Alcântara.