Sunday, July 25, 2010

Views from Lisbon's Miradouros

Lisbon is fantastic. I leave the flat terrain and clouds in Amsterdam and traded up for hilly, coastal views in Lisbon. I'm not gonna lie, it's exhausting, climbing up and down with steep steps in Portugal's capital city. But, aside from raising your heart rate, these hills allow spectacular views of the city. A variety of miradouros (viewpoints) around Lisbon are perfect spots to take a break, knock back an espresso for a quite caffeine boost or sip on sangria during sun set. These view points are also a great spot to people watch, since many locals gather here with friends. Or, spend an evening dancing in the moonlight with friends and wine while you pull an all nighter before your 7am flight back to Amsterdam.

After a little walk around town, I stopped at the Miradouro Santa Caterina for some sangria.

Then, met up with a Rotterdam friend from CouchSurfing...
we spoke Dutch while the sangria continued to flow...

The little park at the Santa Caterina view point

View across the city of Castelo Sao Jorge from São Pedro de Alcântara

Above Lisbon at the Miradouro de Senhora do Monte


  1. wow, these pictures are fantastic! can't wait to see more about your trip.

  2. I'd never really thought of going to Lisbon - but you make it sound good :)