The Viewpoint of Portas do Sol offers us the best perspective over the Historical District of Alfama.
Starting at Largo Portas do Sol1 perched on the district’s laced streets, extended in floor tiles, long and narrow, we can find a small terrace sitting on an esplanade, and another on the top right hand side.
As we walk-in through the viewpoint, we’re pleasantly greeted by the statue of São Vicente2 sculpted by Raúl Xavier, that looks directly at Igreja de Santiago3 and Palácio Azurara4.
We are precisely standing on the south side of the Colina do Castelo5 over the Vale de Alfama6.
On the left we can catch sight of the architectural symbols of the Colina de São Vicente de Fora7: Igreja de Sao Vicente8 and Panteão Nacional9. Heading down, towards Rio Tejo10, we arrive to the Igreja Santo Estevão11 and Museu do Fado13.
The broad perspective allows us to look as far as the eye can see! Weather permitting, it wides all the way to Serra da Arrábida13, across the river and the whole south bank of the Tagus.
- Square Portas do Sol
- St. Vincent Statue
- Church of Santiago
- Azurara Palace
- Hill’s Castle
- Alfama’s Valley
- Hill of São Vicente de Fora
- St. Vincent Church
- National Pantheon
- Tagus River
- St. Stephen’s Church
- Fado Museum
- Arrábida Sierra
Map and Contacts
|Address||Largo das Portas do Sol, 1100-411, Lisboa, Portugal|