Lisbon’s most romantic viewpoint reopens

Miradouro Sao Pedro Alcantara After more than two years closed to the public, the garden-viewpoint São Pedro de Alcântara at the doorstep of Bairro Alto has reopened again. It is now less of a garden and quite frankly a little more soulless (especially with the loss of the colorful bougainvillea that characterized much of the space before), but overall, it is much cleaner and as inviting as always.The fountain and busts of historical figures look as new (and some of those busts are in fact new), the traditional pavement has been expanded, and the lawn refreshed. What remains the same is the fantastic view over Lisbon, crowned by the Castle of Saint George.

This continues to be one of the city’s most romantic spots, especially in the evening. It is also a meeting point for Lisbon’s youth at night.
When in Lisbon, we suggest you end your day here before going for dinner at a Bairro Alto restaurant.  If you pass by in the afternoon, lay on one of its benches and take a few photos.  This is a pleasant stop at any time of the day.

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  1. Go Lisbon Blog » Blog Archive » The Year in Review: The Best and Worst of Lisbon in 2008 Says:

    […] Miradouro São Pedro de Alcantara Only when it was closed for so many months did the people of Lisbon realize how much they love this garden-terrace outside Bairro Alto offering a panoramic view of the city. It was so spotlessly clean when it opened, that some have said it lost a little of its charm, but there’s no denying that it’s much more welcoming, and the new kiosk-café only invites you to go and stay longer even more. […]