Senhora do Monte

From the viewpoint of Senhora do Monte, there is a panoramic view over the city of Lisbon. Looking towards the river Tagus, the hill of the castle of S. Jorge is a must for visitors. The flat area to the right of the castle hill is Baixa, the area rebuilt after the 1755 earthquake and bordered by Rossio and Figueira squares on one side and Praça do Comércio by the river. Further to the right we have Chiado, with the ruins of the Carmo Church and Santa Justa lift. Further on, we can see the 25 April bridge and Christ statue.

Senhora do Monte – Castle, Baixa and Chiado

In the foreground you can see the neighborhood of Mouraria and Martim Moniz square, where the tram 28 starts and ends. Right in front is the viewpoint of S. Pedro de Alcântara and Bairro Alto. On the horizon line you can see the white dome of the Basilica of Estrela.

Senhora do Monte – Chiado and Bairro Alto

Many locals and visitors look for the Senhora do Monte viewpoint to watch the sunset.

Senhora do Monte - night view
Senhora do Monte – night view

The name of the viewpoint is given by the chapel of Senhora do Monte, which existed on the site since 1147 and was rebuilt at the end of the 18th century.

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