Vantage Points

Aqueduct of the Free Waters (Aqueduto das Águas Livres)

Built in the 18th century (1729-1748) by the order of King João V, the aqueduct served to supply water to the city. It consists of 109 arches across the valley, with the tallest arch being 66 meters.

  • Mãe d´Água das Amoreiras
  • Open everyday except Sundays from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
  • € 3

Saint George’s Castle (Castelo de São Jorge)

Built by the Visigoths in the 5th century and enlarged by the Moors in the 9th century, the Castle demonstrates the early history of the city, while offering to its visitors a spectacular panoramic view of Lisbon and Tagus River. The Castle also hosts a multimedia exhibition of Lisbon’s history.

The visitors shouldn’t miss out the Ogival House, from where the 17th-century door that made the connection to the jails once located in the Castle can be seen.

  • Costa do Castelo (Near the top of Alfama)
  • +351 21 880 06 20
  • Open every day from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
  • 37
  • 12, 28

Christ the King Sanctuary (Santuário do Cristo Rei)

Built in 1959, rising 110 meter over the south bank of River Tagus, similar to the famous Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, the statue of Christ offers a magnificent panoramic view over Lisbon and River Tagus.

  • Alto do Pragal, Almada
  • +351 21 275 10 00
  • Open every day between 9.30 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
  • € 2
  • Cacilhas Ferry Port

Boca do Vento Elevator (Elevador Panorâmico da Boca do Vento)

Built on the other side of the River Tagus in 2000, Boca do Vento Elevator rises 50 m above. Close to the historical settings in Almada, the Lift provides a spectacular view of Lisbon and its surroundings.

  • Almada
  • Open every day between 8.00 a.m. to 11.45 p.m.
  • € 1
  • Cacilhas Ferry Port

Saint Justa Elevator (Elevador de Santa Justa)

Opened to the public in 1902, The Elevador de Santa Justa designed in neo-Gothic style by Raoul Mesnier du Ponsard who was said to have been an apprentice to Gustave Eiffel (the designer of famous Eiffel Tower in Paris). Rising vertically 45 meters from the Rua de Santa Justa in Baixa, the Elevator provides views of the city and the River Tagus.

  • Rua de Santa Justa
  • Open every day between 8.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m.
  • € 0,95
  • Baixa-Chiado

Graça

Situated between Alfama and Mouraria, it provides panoramic views over rooftops of Lisbon and Castle along with pine trees.

  • Largo de Graça
  • 28

Discoveries Monument (Padrão dos descobrimentos)

Built on the bank of River Tagus in 1960 to honor the 500th anniversary of the death of Prince Henry the Navigator. Designed in the shape of a caravel, on which Henry the Navigator, Vasco da Gama, Pedro Álvares Cabral - discoverer of Brazil - Fernão Magalhães - who crossed the Pacific in 1520 -, the writer Camões and many relevant heroes of Portuguese history are shown, the monument offers a fabulous view from the top. It also owns a multimedia itinerary through the history of Lisbon, as well as hosts temporary exhibitions and concerts.

  • Avenida Brasília
  • +351 21 303 19 50
  • Open every day except Mondays from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
  • € 1,80
  • Bus: 27, 28, 43, 49
  • 15
  • Belém (Cascais Line)

Monsanto Panorama (Parque do Monsanto)

Located on the top of the Monsanto Park, provides a spectacular view of the entire Lisbon. Also, hosts a restaurant.

Santa Catarina

This small garden offers a view over the River Tagus and the rooftops of Madragoa and Lapa quarters. The statue of Adamastor refers to the sea giant that Luís de Camões imagined when writing “The Lusiads”.

  • Alto de Santa Catarina
  • Bica
  • 28

São Pedro de Alcântara

Views over the Bairro Alto, Av. da Liberdade, Baixa and St George's Castle hill at sunset and at night are considered the most charming among the city’s vantage points.

  • Rua São Pedro de Alcântara
  • Bus: 58, 100
  • Glória
  • 24

Santa Luzia

This small garden offers one of the best views of the city over the River Tagus, Alfama and south bank of the city.

  • Largo das Portas do Sol e da Santa Luzia
  • Bus: 37
  • 28

Senhora do Monte

Considered one of the best windows over the city, this vantage point offers a marvelous view of almost entire city.

  • R. da Senhora do Monte à Graça
  • 28

Vasco da Gama Tower (Torre Vasco da Gama)

Located in the Park of Nations, on the River Tagus bank, the Tower provides a great view of the eastern riverside area.

  • Parque das Nações
  • Monday to Thursday from 10.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.: Friday to Sunday from 10.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.
  • Adults € 2, 49 and children € 1, 25
  • Oriente (Red Line)