Thursday, 25 August 2011

Lisbon, the city of the seven hills!

Bathed by the Atlantic, Lisbon was built during 2000 years on hills and, on top of each hill a different perspective of the city.

Each belvedere with its own history but with the same ending... our beautiful city: Lisbon!

The only belvedere which is man made is the Santa Justa lift, which was built by a student of Gustave Eiffel and has views of St. George's Castle and the "Baixa Pombalina".

St. George Castle's belvedere is probably the best sight of the city: you can enjoy a magnificent view of the Tejo river all the way until the bridge and, on the opposite side, a beautiful view of the downtown area up to the Eduardo VII Park.

Another famous belvedere is the Santa Luzia's belvedere, with a perfect view of the river and of the harbor.

Moving up in the city you will find S. Pedro de Alcântara, which you can reach by taking the Glória lift, and that allows you to enjoy views of St. George's Castle and of the Liberdade Avenue.

On the opposite side it is possible to find the Sra. do Monte and Graça's belvederes, hidden behind the castle and from where you can see the Bairro Alto district and Martim Moniz.

These are only some of the options. There are other wonderful places to visit such as Penha de França, Monte Agudo and Eduardo VII Park. Take a pick before you visit them at the Turismo de Lisboa's website which allows you to take a Virtual Visit of the Lisbon belvederes.

2 comments:

  1. Visiting the belvederes is an essential part of the Lisbon experience. Some are must-sees such as the São Pedro de Alcântara in Bairro Alto and Portas do Sol in Alfama. Here are Lisbon's 10 most beautiful views: http://www.lisbonlux.com/magazine/lisbons-10-most-beautiful-views/

    By the way, your hotel is also a viewpoint, with the rooms facing Rossio having views to the castle and on the other side they look out to Restauradores. Recommended!

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