São Pedro de Alcântara Viewpoint – a Lisbon postcard

São Pedro de Alcântara Viewpoint near Bairro Alto, in LisbonPhoto © Câmara Municipal de Lisboa

Located on top of one of Lisbon’s hills, near Bairro Alto neighbourhood, São Pedro de Alcântara Viewpoint has one of the best views over the city.

There are several viewpoints in Lisbon, each with their own amazing panorama, but São Pedro de Alcântara’s view seems like a true living postcard.

From here you can spot São Jorge Castle, Lisbon’s cathedral, Sé de Lisboa, Graça and Nossa Senhora do MonteViewpoints, you can see the buildings from Marquês de Pombal all the way down to Baixa, and you can rest your eyes over the river Tejo.

In fact, you can almost make a game out of it: “How many Lisbon landmarks can you spot from São Pedro de Alcântara Viewpoint”?

Besides being an excellent place to have a different perspective of the city’s landscape and admire Lisbon’s beauty, São Pedro de Alcântara is also the perfect place to rest for a while in its charming garden, built in 1864, or to grab a coffee in its kiosk.

To get there you can take the most authentic Glória funicular, that will take you from Restauradores Square to São Pedro de Alcântara Viewpoint or, if you are courageous and in good shape, climb up Calçada da Glória on foot. The view from the top will be a nice reward.


São Pedro de Alcântara Viewpoint

> Rua de São Pedro de Alcântara

> Insider tip: If you need a little help finding out which landmark is which, just look for the ceramic tile panel, made by Fred Kradolfer in 1952. It has a beautiful Lisbon map drawn on it.

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