Miradouro das Portas do Sol

Lisbon

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Miradouro das Portas do Sol

A must-see on every tourist's list, the scenic viewpoint of Portas do Sol offers panoramic views of traditional Alfama houses with rustic red roofs. The viewpoint is a good stop on your way to the São Jorge Castle — take the tram 28 up the hill and walk the rest of the way through the maze-like narrow streets.

Do & See

A true modern metropolis that can compete with any world capital in the number of attractions, Lisbon is a city that is on the up and up. Best known for its colonialist history, rich architectural tradition and Fado music, the city is perfect for long walks — hike up the hills of Alfama or at St George's Castle to get the most spectacular views. Romans, Berber pirates, Moorish builders and brutal Reconquista knights left their mark on the urban fabric of the city. Most of the best sights, restaurants and nightlife spots are situated along the river. Dive headfirst into the bohemian atmosphere of Lisbon.