The Viewpoint Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen presents one of the most gorgeous and cozy outdoor terraces of Lisbon.
Situated at the Colina de Santo André1, in front of Jardim Augusto Gil2, the Convento da Graça3, forms a small nook for the whole city, where grows a row of pine trees leaning to the landscape. The space is commercially exploited by a small kiosk that conveniently serves its visitors.
The landscape is really superb! Here we are neighbors of the Castelo de São Jorge4 highlighted on top of Colina do Castelo5, immediately to the left. It is also sighted part of Ponte 25 de Abril6, far away.
On the opposite side of this viewpoint, we can see the Jardim de São Pedro de Alcântara7 representing the Colina de São Roque8. Closer to us, but less noticeable due to the construction that hides its shape, we have the Colina de Sant'Ana9.
The urban area that descends the Colina do Castelo5 belongs to the Bairro Histórico da Mouraria10, so-called for having been the place destined for the Moorish occupation, after their expulsion from the castle, during the conquest of Lisbon by Dom Afonso Henriques in .
The majority of the urban area erected in front of us, from the Rio Tejo11 until the Colina de Sant'Ana, is from the time of Marquis of Pombal's governation that, after the Earthquake of , decided to rebuild Lisbon according to his orders.
- Hill of Santo André
- Garden Augusto Gil
- Graça Convent
- Castle of São Jorge
- Hill of the Castle
- Bridge April 25th
- Garden of São Pedro de Alcântara
- Hill of São Roque
- Hill of Sant'Ana
- Historic Neighborhood of Mouraria
- Tagus River
Map and Contacts
|Address||Largo da Graça, 1170-165 Lisboa, Portugal|