GRACA CHURCH + VIEWPOINT AND NOSSA SENHORA DO MONTE VIEWPOINT
Panoramic Lisbon views
Up on the hill above São Vincente de Fora Monastery is the residential Graça district, reached by tram 28.
By Graça Church (one of the city's oldest, built in 1271 with a Baroque interior and 17th century tiles) is Miradouro da Graça, a splendid terrace offering a panoramic view of the castle and central Lisbon.
The open-air cafe and its relaxing atmosphere is a favorite with young locals, especially in late afternoon. During the summer it remains open well into the night.
An even more extensive view over the city, and in particular over the castle, is from Miradouro da Nossa Senhora do Monte (Our Lady of the Hill Viewpoint). This is the highest point in the city, and its serene atmosphere attracts young couples.
A small image of the Virgin standing in front of a chapel dedicated to Saint Gens overlooks the city.
It can be reached by turning left on Largo da Graça from Miradouro da Graça into Rua Damasceno Monteiro, then bearing right up Calçada do Monte.
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How to Visit
George's Castle - Overlooking the city from millennium-old walls.
The Cathedral - The city's oldest building.
Miradouro das Portas do Sol - Standing over Alfama's rooftops, domes, and church towers.
Miradouro de Santa Luzia - Views of the river and Alfama.
São Vicente de Fora Church - A 16th century monastery with an exceptional tiled interior.
The National Pantheon - The domed church that took centuries to complete.
Santo Antonio Church - Saint Anthony's birthplace.
Casa dos Bicos - A 16th century architectural curiosity.
The Roman Theater - The archaological remains of a once large Roman theater.
Decorative Arts Museum - A captivating decorative arts collection.