Through the northeast face of the Serra de Monsanto1, we arrive at the Viewpoint of Moinho das Três Cruzes do Calhau – also know by Calhau Viewpoint - located at the Parque Recreativo do Calhau2, parish of São Domingos de Benfica.
We begin the walking at the car parking of Parque Recreativo do Calhau2, going up through the long tarmac road and parallel to the soccer ring on the right side. The trail stretches into the woods, always going up, until a glade that guards an old wind mill in ruins. Still today exist dozens of deactivated wind mills and in an advanced stage of destruction, that where dedicated to grinding and provided flour to the city.
From here we sight a little of the east side of Lisbon. The Twin Towers of the luxury condo arise precisely in front of us, beside the Sete Rios Rail Station. It can also be seen the suspended turn of the road Eixo Norte-Sul (IP7) in front of the enormous office towers.
It is not a particularly captivating landscape because one can't see more than the modern concrete of the big urban area.
It is worthier the walking accompanied by nature that, according to the signs, didn't even reach its half way point!
Viewpoints of Monsanto Forest Park
- Viewpoint of Torre de Observação do CIM
- Viewpoint of Moinho das Três Cruzes do Calhau
- Viewpoint of Seis Pedreiras
- Viewpoint of Alto da Serafina
- Viewpoint of Luneta dos Quartéis
- Viewpoint of Moinhos do Mocho
- Viewpoint of Panorâmico de Monsanto
- Escarpa Viewpoint
- Viewpoint Keil do Amaral
- Viewpoint of Moinho do Penedo
- Viewpoint of Montes Claros
- Viewpoint of Moinhos de Santana
- Monsanto Sierra
- Calhau Recreational Park
- Monsanto Forest Park
Map and Contacts
|Address||Parque Recreativo do Calhau, 1500 Lisboa, Portugal|