The Viewpoint of São Pedro de Alcântara invites us to sit in its wooden benches and enjoy one of the best views of Lisbon, face to face with the Castelo de São Jorge1.
This fantastic viewpoint lives in the heart of the Jardim de São Pedro de Alcântara2, situated in Bairro Alto, right at the top of the Colina de São Roque3. Those who come up from Restauradores, usually take the Ascensor da Glória4, finishing at the garden’s staircase or, if legs allow it, the Calçada da Glória5 parallel to the tram rails.
From here, we can easily observe the three Colinas de Lisboa6 that guard the Baixa Pombalina.
At the very centre, the Colina do Castelo7 crowned by the Castelo de São Jorge, revels us the Bairro da Mouraria8 and the Bairro do Castelo9 where the towers of Sé de Lisboa10 emerge from the urban rooftops.
In the background, further to the left, comes the longitudinal and white building Convento da Graça11 together with another building, this time highlighted by its uniqueness blue colour – the Villa Sousa.
If we continue to the left, closer to the viewpoint, we can see the Westside of Colina de Sant’ana12 curiously announced by the Jardim do Torel's13 trees and respective viewpoint.
The unlevelled relief of Lisbon Valleys is highlighted in this perspective, mainly the Vale Verde14, Vale de Arroios15 and Vale da Mouraria16.
- Castle of São Jorge
- Garden on São Pedro de Acântara
- Hill of St. Roque
- Glória’s Lift
- Sidewalk of Glória
- Lisbon’s Hills
- Castle’s Hill
- District of Mouraria
- District of Castelo
- Lisbon Cathedral
- Graça’s Convent
- Sant’ana’s Hill
- Torel’s Garden
- Green Valley
- Streams Valley
- Mouraria’s Valley
Map and Contacts
|Address||Rua de São Pedro de Alcântara, 1250-237 Lisboa, Portugal|