Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara, Lisbon

Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara, Lisbon (must see)

The Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara is a small well laid-out park that serves as one of the many viewpoints found around Lisbon. It offers a spectacular view over the central part of the city especially St. George Castle and the Graca Hills.

The Miraduoro is laid in two levels. It has a map made of tiles to help visitors in spotting landmarks they see from the viewpoint on the horizon. The upper part of the park has a fountain and a monument in honor of Eduardo Coelho, the founder of ‘Diario de Noticias’ newspaper. Near the monument is the figure of an Ardina or newspaper boy who sold the paper in the streets of Lisbon. At the lower level, there are flower beds and busts of famous Portuguese heroes, Greek Gods like the Goddess Minerva and heroes like Ulysses. There is also a beautiful small waterfall built into a walled archway in this part of the garden.

The park has benches where visitors can relax and take in the view and a small café serving refreshments. The Port Wine Institute lies opposite the Miraduoro where visitors can sample over 300 different types of port.

Why You Should Visit:
Truly a gorgeous sight overlooking the old city, including the castle and many of the points of interest.

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Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara on Map

Sight Name: Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara
Sight Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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