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Miradouro das Portas do Sol


Lisbon | Portugal

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Perched above the historic Alfama district in Lisbon, the Portas do Sol Viewpoint (Miradouro das Portas do Sol) offers one of the most enchanting vistas of the city. This scenic spot provides a picturesque panorama of old Lisbon, with its white church towers and colorful houses cascading down towards the Tagus River. Top reasons to visit:
1 - The viewpoint offers a breathtaking outlook over the medieval part of Lisbon, reminiscent of a Mediterranean village or a Greek island. From here, visitors can see a tapestry of terracotta roofs, ancient church domes, and the azure waters of the Tagus River, all framed by the lush greenery of the surroundings.
2 - The Alfama district, observable from the viewpoint, is one of the oldest in Lisbon and survived the great 1755 earthquake. This area's narrow streets and traditional Fado houses add a cultural depth to the stunning views from Portas do Sol.
3 - The terrace area of Portas do Sol is a popular spot for both locals and tourists to relax, take photos, and enjoy a drink from nearby kiosks. Its vantage point makes it ideal for capturing the essence of Lisbon in photographs.
4 - Around the viewpoint, visitors will find several cafes and restaurants with outdoor seating, offering a perfect spot to enjoy local cuisine while soaking in the views. The area also serves as a starting point for exploring the historic Alfama district.
The Portas do Sol Viewpoint is accessible by foot, tram, or bus, offering a pleasant journey through the charming streets of Lisbon. Early morning or late afternoon visits are recommended for the best light for photography and to avoid the crowds. Public transportation options are available, including the iconic Tram 28, which passes nearby.
Photo by Lisha Riabinina