Miradouro Sao Pedro de Alcantara

Miradouro Sao Pedro de Alcantara

Miradouro Sao Pedro de Alcantara
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Friday
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Neighborhood: Encarnação
How to get there
  • Restauradores • 4 min walk
  • Rossio • 6 min walk
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  • JJJC_Family
    629 contributions
    Is this heaven?
    For years I had been trying to convince my wife to move to Europe with no takers. Then a few years back we visited Lisbon for a week. A few days after we arrived we visited Sao Roque church and then the nearby lookout, the Miradoura Alcantara. It was a lively place that captivated us. Perched on a high hill we looked out on an expansive view of the city that was breathtaking. They had a bunch of huts offering food, there were benches to sit and eat and there was live music and we could not resist the temptation to eat there and so we did. The chicken dinner was fresh and delicious. The music was great and the view… We were having as good a time as you could have, yet I was shocked, as unprompted my wife exclaimed, almost with a sigh, “I could live here.” Who knew it could be so easy? No, we didn’t move, unfortunately, but it gives you an idea of how enchanting it was. So this trip we decided to repeat that day – Sao Roque then here. It was just as magical. No plans yet to move. Alas.
    Written January 3, 2022
  • Malgorzata
    11,503 contributions
    Great view of Lisbon
    Fantastic panorama of the city. A beautiful vantage point and square. Easily accessible, you can get there by tram, by Elevador da Gloria or on foot. Among the many viewpoints in Lisbon, Sao Pedro De Alcantara stands out for offering all visitors a panoramic view of the eastern part of Lisbon and the south bank of the River Tagus. It has telescopes that allow you to see some buildings or details up close. This place has a bar and a kiosk with a terrace, as well as many benches scattered around the garden. Beautiful park, view and atmosphere. I recommend you visit it at least once.
    Written August 21, 2020
  • Vadim
    Murmansk, Russia25,355 contributions
    Flower beds, a fountain, trees, benches, and breathtaking views of Lisbon
    This is a large two-level observation deck, built on the walls of the aqueduct, well equipped. Flower beds, a fountain, trees, benches, and breathtaking views of Lisbon are waiting for you here. The observation deck was built in the 19th century, its name is due to the monastery of the same name São Pedro de Alcântara, which is located opposite. You can go down immediately on the funicular, or you can go further in the direction of the church of St. Roch.
    Written December 30, 2020
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bluebay06
La Spezia, Italy1,859 contributions
Nov 2022
We went up to Bairro Alto using the Elevator de Santa Justa then we walked to the Igreja de São Roque and then to the Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara. This viewpoint offers an interesting view of part of the city, including Avenida da Liberdade. Beautiful is the view of the Castelo de S. Jorge which is right in front, even in a higher position, standing out magnificently among the green pines of the citadel. An interesting place for some nice photos. The fact of being in Bairro Alto, the beautiful garden and a map of azulejos which explains what can be seen from the viewpoint contribute to making this mirador interesting and and it's worth the visit. To get off we then used the Estação inclinada de Glória - São Pedro de Alcântara, a short vintage funicular tramway
Written December 3, 2022
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Bowmanator22
Charlotte, NC5,018 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
One of the best viewpoints in the city, this overlook rests at the entrance to Bairro Alto atop the Elevador da Gloria. Lisbon’s red rooftops cover the landscape, with the three grand overlooks towering in the background. Highly recommended!
Written January 9, 2020
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia15,388 contributions
Jun 2022
Miradouro de Alcantara is set between the Chiado and Barrio Alto district, very close to amazing Sao Roque Church (see that review).
It's one of the biggest Miradouros in Portuguese capital and one of the most beautiful. I suggest coming at night, when it's so live with many food, beer and wine stands and bands playing live, people dancing - such a good, friendly and positive vibe.
Written July 5, 2022
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Abovetheclouds
1,692 contributions
Apr 2022 • Solo
This was near my hotel. I went early morning and at night. Totally different atmosphere! Early morning is quiet with peaceful views. The light in the morning for photography is stunning. At night, it comes alive! The night views are nice too. There are food stalls, tables and the area has a lovely atmosphere.
Written April 15, 2022
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RandyRoss
Ridgetown, Canada11,444 contributions
May 2022
The São Pedro de Alcântara viewpoint is one of the best with superb views from the Barrio Alto district over to Alfama and Lisbon Castle. The viewpoint is located in a small urban park, the Jardim São Pedro de Alcântara.
We visited here as part of a walking tour with Viking River Cruises.
Written June 4, 2022
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selmer
Calgary, Canada267 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
We found this Bairro Alto treasure just West of our descent route from Parque Eduardo VII.

Food, drinks, people watching and great views over Lisboa toward the rio Tejo.

There's a separate, lower statuary garden.

Fantastic place on a sunny day. Worth the climb.
Written June 12, 2022
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Christian M
Copenhagen, Denmark3,763 contributions
Dec 2022
Miradouro Sao Pedro offers fine views to the castle, the cathedral and other picturesque parts of Lisbon. But if you only have time for one miradouro, go to the one in Alfama.

One of the highlights of the Miradouro Sao Pedro is the option to the climb to the top using the charming Gloria funicular; it’s a 2 minute ride.
Written December 25, 2022
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Naples, FL4,465 contributions
Sep 2019
We barely missed the Gloria funicular so we walked up from the Baixa district instead of waiting. Part of the plaza was barricaded off including the lower geometric garden composed of statues of heroes and gods from Greek and Roman mythology, such as Minerva and Ulysses. We were still able to enjoy the panoramic views of the São Jorge Castle and its walls, the Alfama neighborhood and the city center. The building that houses the Port Wine Institute across the street was also under construction so we missed that.

Informatin about the garden:
"The lower level is divided into parterres and features lawn beds, benches and busts of mythological heroes and famous Portuguese figures. The upper level terrace has plenty of trees, benches, a romantic fountain and a monument dedicated to Eduardo Coelho, founder of a popular newspaper. The monument was erected in 1904 and shows the bust of the newspaper magnate with below him the statue of a newspaper delivery boy.

The garden is a popular meeting point and it can be especially crowded at dusk when the view from the miradouro is at its most beautiful."
Written October 16, 2019
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PD8484
London, UK56 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
There is big construction going on there. Please don't do there, you wont be able to see anything. Go to miradoura da nossa senhora de monte.
Written August 20, 2017
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skipitgood
Roswell, GA509 contributions
Jun 2014 • Couples
Loved this one! It's an easy ride up from the Restauradores metro stop on the funicular (a little hard to find, but it's on a side street off of Av. da Liberdade), or a steep walk uphill from the Bairro Alto. We were in Lisbon during an unusually hot stretch in June (95 F every day), so the lovely park with lots of glorious shade and a fountain was a welcome sight. I particularly like this lookout spot because you can see the water, the Alfama, and the Baixa Chiado from here. Unfortunately the top of the Rossio train station is quite prominent and is hideous. But just look beyond that and pretend it's not there :)

After taking in the view here, we walked down the Rua da Misericordia into the heart of the Bairro Alto. All in all, the trip up and then down made for a very pleasant afternoon.

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Written August 26, 2014
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