Sao Pedro Alcantara

Each major viewpoint of Lisbon (Sao Pedro Alcântara, Senhora do Monte and Santa Luzia) has each one it’s own fan club, each one is outstanding, but São Pedro Alcantara is my favorite. From Sao Pedro Alcantara Viewpoint, you can get a “postcard like” view over old Lisbon.

On the top of the confronting hill you can see Viewpoint of Senhora do Monte and after that, left to right, there is the imposing convent and Church of Graça, the the pinnacle of Pantheon, the twined towers of Saint Vincent, Saint George Castle and in the far right, the Cathedral. Santa Luzia viewpoint and Alfama cannot be seen because they are hidden by the castle.

View from São Pedro de Alcântara
View from São Pedro de Alcântara

Closer to the viewpoint there is the quarter of Mouraria and the valley represented by Avenida da Liberdade.

According to the atmospheric conditions, time of year and even time of day, S. Pedro Alcantara offer different and distinct views. In sunny days, the best view is offered one hour before the sunset when the castle hill appears illuminated.

São Pedro de Alcantara garden
São Pedro de Alcantara garden

The name is given by Convent of Sao Pedro de Alcantara (17th century). The closer quarter is Bairro Alto and a little more far away is Chiado. Nearby points of interest are funicular of Glória and Saint Roque (Rock) Church.

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