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Miradouro de Sao Pedro de Alcantara, Lisbon

Miradouro de Sao Pedro de Alcantara, Lisbon (must see)

This small, well-designed park serves as one of the many viewpoints found around Lisbon, offering another spectacular view over the central part of the city – especially São Jorge Castle and the Graça Hills. Laid in two levels, it has a map made of typical Portuguese tiles to help visitors in spotting landmarks they see on the horizon.

The upper part has a fountain and a monument in honor of Eduardo Coelho, founder of the popular 'Diario de Noticias', joined by the figure of a newspaper boy who once sold the paper in the streets of Lisbon. At the lower level, there are flower beds and busts of famous heroes and gods from Greek and Roman mythology (such as Minerva and Ulysses), and a beautiful small waterfall built into a walled archway.

The lower open area has benches where visitors can relax, take in the view and listen to the music played by locals, but also stalls for food and beverage vendors, making it a great place for lunch. Additionally, across the street, in an 18th-century building, is the Solar do Vinho do Porto (Port Wine Institute), where you can sample some 300 different types of Port, either by enjoying a glass in a comfortable ambiance or by purchasing a bottle to have a phenomenal waterfront picnic.

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

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Miradouro de Sao Pedro de Alcantara on Map

Sight Name: Miradouro de Sao Pedro de Alcantara
Sight Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Lisbon, Portugal

Create Your Own Walk in Lisbon

Create Your Own Walk in Lisbon

Creating your own self-guided walk in Lisbon is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Sao Jorge Castle to Lisbon Cathedral Walking Tour

Sao Jorge Castle to Lisbon Cathedral Walking Tour

This self-guided walk takes you from the breathtaking Sao Jorge historic castle to the city's oldest church, the Lisbon Cathedral, while taking in the picturesque Alfama district – where it is said Fado originated – along the way. Included also are several unique museums, as well as two viewpoints from where you can look out over Alfama and the Tagus River. A classic Lisbon walk!

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 Km or 0.8 Miles
Lisbon Introduction Walk

Lisbon Introduction Walk

Legend goes that Lisbon's name has derived either from Allis Ubbo, meaning "safe harbor" in Phoenician, or from the pre-Roman name of the River Tagus, Lisso. Nestled at Europe's western edge and featuring numerous architectural styles, it ranks as the world's 10th oldest city and traces its roots back to the Phoenician Civilization, who settled it approximately three...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 Km or 2.1 Miles
Parque das Nacoes Walking Tour

Parque das Nacoes Walking Tour

Parque das Nações, often referred to by locals as “Expo”, is a commercial and residential area in Lisbon which gained popularity and underwent tremendous transformation in the late 1990s as a site of the World Expo 1998. Many attractions were built here during that time, including the Oceanarium (the world's biggest), Science Museum, Vasco da Gama Tower, Vasco da Gama Bridge and others....  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 Km or 1.6 Miles
Souvenir Shopping Tour

Souvenir Shopping Tour

It would be a pity to leave Lisbon without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Lisbon, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit. Take this tour to explore Alfama and Baixa districts souvenir shops.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 Km or 1.2 Miles
Amoreiras Walking Tour

Amoreiras Walking Tour

Due to its excellent central location in one of Lisbon's most vibrant neighborhoods, Amoreiras marks one of the Portuguese capital's entrances as well as being one of its most sophisticated areas. This is where you'll find the emblematic Amoreiras Shopping Center with its eye-catching postmodern towers, housing international chains and a good food court. Take our self-guided tour to...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 Km or 1.6 Miles
Belem Walking Tour

Belem Walking Tour

Also known as Santa Maria de Belem, this district not far from the city center lines the Tagus River and is the original location of Lisbon's port – the epicenter to India, Brazil, Africa and the rest of today's known world. Beautifully aged, Belem is a masterpiece of architectural marvels and art at every corner. Notable among its historic and cultural landmarks are the Belem Tower,...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles

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