The Viewpoint of Senhora do Monte is the second highest viewpoint of Bairro Histórico da Graça1.
It is located right on the northern hedge of Colina de Santo André2, in São Vicente de Fora, opposite the Capela da Nossa Senhora do Monte3 from where two streets descend, the Calçada do Monte and Rua da Senhora do Monte4.
This space gets incredibly busy with tourists and photography admirers, as from here you can photograph one of the best panoramic views of Lisbon. In the Summer, the viewpoint is filled with chartered tuk-tuks, mostly by foreigners.
The setting offered by this place is not the only great thing about it. The large canopy of trees spaced and spread out between the garden benches, invites us to spend some time with ourselves, for “me” time, just contemplating. If you, however, are up for a different challenge, there are two tile paintings with the Lisbon map, where you can try to find all the visible locations from this viewpoint.
The top of the hill, also known as Monte São Gens5, belongs to the old slope of Vale de Arroios6, that separates this hill from Colina de Sant’Ana7. This valley is now known as Avenida Almirante de Reis8.
In highlight is the Praca Martim Moniz9 close to us. We can also sight the Colina de São Roque10 and the Viewpoint of São Pedro de Alcântara, Baixa Pombalina and Ponte 25 de Abril11, Rio Tejo12 and south riverside of Tejo all the way over Almada. We can see Castelo de Sao Jorge on the top of the Colina do Castelo13 immediately to our left and even closer the Convento da Graça14 and Viewpoint of Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen.
- Graça’s historical neighbourhood
- St. Andrew’s Hill
- Nossa Senhora do Monte Chapel
- Senhora do Monte Street
- São Gens Hill
- Arroios Valley
- Hill of Sant'Ana
- Almirante Reis Avenue
- Martim Moniz Square
- Hill of São Roque
- Bridge 25th of April
- Tagus River
- Castle’s Hill
- Graça Convent
Map and Contacts
|Address||Largo do Monte, 1170-253 Lisboa, Portugal|