Santa Luzia

Santa Luzia viewpoint is the most Instagramable spot of Lisbon. Built on the old wall, offers a privileged view over Alfama, the oldest neighborhood of Lisbon, over the Tagus and the south bank.

The view from this viewpoint is exactly the same as the one you get from the nearby Portas do Sol viewpoint, but the place itself is much more pleasant, with the setting given by the bougainvillea and the live music. The problem lies in the competition to get to the wall where you can get the best shots. That’s why many people choose to go very early to have the viewpoint all on their own.

Santa Luzia viewpoint
Pantheon and Saint Stephan

From this viewpoint it’s possible to see Pantheon and the church of Saint Stephan. Towards the river there is the pink building of Museum of Fado and the church of Saint Michael. In Tagus banks there is the modern Cruise Ship Terminal.

Santa Luzia viewpoint
Museum of Fado and Saint Michael Church

The name of the viewpoint was borrowed from the imposing Santa Luzia Church of the Sovereign Order of Malta. In the Church’s wall there are 2 magnificent panels of tiles, representing the conquest of Lisbon in 1147 and the other the medieval Square of Commerce as existed before the earthquake of 1755.

The conquest of Lisbon – 2nd Crusade (1147)

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