We arrive to the south side of Serra de Monsanto1 by Estrada do Penedo2, parish of Ajuda, that leads us until the Viewpoint of Moinho do Penedo, also known as Viewpoint of Moinho do Alferes.
We leave the vehicle parked at the car park of Penedo near to the picnic park of Moinho do Penedo3 and follow up the tarmac trail by the slope until a glade where is found the windmill and a wide basketball field. We are at a quiet place, very broad, with a large balcony above the south part of Lisbon.
It is usual to see groups of friends playing on the field, fans of open air sports that come and go jogging through the hidden trails amidst the trees, we listen to the tinkling of pinions of cyclists that run all the sierra or even the domestic dogs bark brought by their owners until Alameda Keil do Amaral4, situated right in front of the viewpoint.
Those wishing to bring a snack, may sit at the round stone tables behind the old windmill, while enjoying the faraway panoramic of Parque Florestal de Monsanto5 descending until the Rio Tejo6. However, the treetops form a green mantle that hides the whole perspective over the city of Lisbon.
The windmill is part of an ancient windmill network of Serra de Monsanto1 which provided flour to the population of Lisbon on the end of the 18th century.
Despite the height of the sierra we only mange to sight the Tejo's corridor crossing Almada city towards Seixal city, the Ponte 25 de Abril and the Cristo Rei.
This viewpoint is an excellent spot to spend an open air evening in one of the highest points of Lisbon, with everything that nature has to offer.
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
- Penedo Road
- Rock Windmill
- Lane Keil do Amaral
- Monsanto Forest Park
- Tagus River
Map and Contacts
|Address||Centro de Actividades "Desporto no Penedo" – Estrada do Penedo, Lisboa, Portugal|