What are we seeing? Yes, it’s Adamastor. Adamastor is at the Santa Catarina viewpoint. Adamastor is in each of us. Adamastor is everywhere.
After all, what is Adamastor? Adamastor is the fear that prevents us from acting. In his epic poem “Os Lusíadas” (1578), Camões places the Adamastor as a giant on the Cape of Good Hope that, causing great storms, prevented ships from going around the southern tip of Africa. However, Vasco da Gama, in the midst of the storm, raised his voice and asked “Who are you?”. Adamastor then told the story of his life, how he fell in love with a nymph and was rejected and how all these storms are the result of so much accumulated anger.
When Adamastor ended her story, the storm suddenly calmed down and Vasco da Gama and his sailors were finally able to make their way to India.
Returning to the 21st century, Adamastor is the stone figure that occupies the central place in one of Lisbon’s most popular viewpoints for a late-afternoon drink in a relaxed atmosphere.
The Adamastor viewpoint is located in neighborhood of Santa Catarina, very close to Chiado and Bairro Alto. To get to Adamastor you can take the famous tram 28, bus 758 or the Bica elevator. At the end of Marechal Saldanha street, next to the Pharmacy Museum, there are two bars overlooking the Tagus, and an area where you can sit and enjoy the groups that usually perform to provide live music.
The Noobai rooftop bar/restaurant has 3 terraces and an indoor lounge. It is open from 10 am to 12 pm every day.
Tel: (+351) 213 485 014 / mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Quiosque do Adamastor
The Adamastor kiosk has a privileged view over the river and is a great solution for a coffee or a drink. It is open from 10 am to 10 pm every day.
Tel: (+351) 213 430 582
Those who want to enjoy the view of Adamastor but in a more reserved environment, find the solution at the Madame Petisca restaurant/bar/rooftop. The website says it’s open from 12:30 to 22:30 every day, while the sign at the entrance says it’s open from 12:00 to 24:00 from Tuesday to Sunday. If interested, the best thing is to call and clarify.
Tel: (+351) 915 150 860 / mail: email@example.com