Miradouro São Pedro de Alcantâra

Miradouro São Pedro de Alcantâra
Lisbon is built on 7 hills and the landscape lends itself to what the locals call 'Miradouro' which are viewing points with splendid views of the city. The Miradouro São Pedro de Alcantâra is one of the finest and the views of the city are stunning, capturing the Castelo de São Jorge on the far hill with the district of Alfama creeping up beside it and the Cathedral to the right.

Below you is the low lying area of the city which bore the brunt of the earthquake and ensuing Tsunami. Looking down is where Rossio Square is located plus Rua Augusta and you can spot the top of the Arch at Praça do Comércio and the banks of the river Tagus. Back at the miradouro,  there are market stalls to search through and one of Lisbon's famous Kiosks with benches to take in the majestic views. There is also a funicular (Tram on a steep hill) located at the lower end of the miradouro and it's always a nice treat to travel on these! 

Walk uphill from here and you are in the beautiful district of Principe Real which hosts a fantastic array of restaurants of shops. 

Map Location:  Miradouro São Pedro de Alcantâra

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