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Parks & nature in Lisbon

Monument / Landmark
“Torre de Belém. The defensive tower at Belém is a jewel of the Manueline architectural style, combining Moorish, Renaissance and Gothic elements in a dazzling whole. At the time of its construction, the tower stood on an island in the river Tejo, about 200 m (650 ft) from the northern riverbank, and so commanded the approach to Lisbon more fully than it does today. The land between the tower and the Jerónimos monastery has since been reclaimed from the river. Even if you do not plan to visit the inside (I never did it) it’s still worth the trip just for the walk near the river and the view from outside. While you are in the zone you can visit also the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, the Centro Cultural de Belém and the museum Berardo. Do not miss to taste the Pasteis de Belém in Rua Belém 84-92 (avoid rush hours)”
214 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Mirador do Senhora do Monte, located in the neighborhood of Graça, offers a unique panoramic view, undoubtedly one of the most beautiful views of Lisbon, especially since it is one of the highest points of the city. lady-of-the-hill-2 The half-moon shape provides a wider view of Lisbon, and it is possible to see the Igreja da Graça, the Tagus estuary and the other bank, the São Jorge Castle and the roofs of Mouraria. Further down is the low Pombaline, the ruins of the Convento do Carmo, the Serra de Monsanto and Penha de França. These points are signposted on a tile panel in the belvedere, so visitors can identify the monuments.”
318 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“The Elevador de Santa Justa stands 147 Ft (45m) tall and the structure is built in the same style as the renowned French architect, Eiffel. The similarity between his designs and this Elevator is not accidental, as it was built by Raoul Mesnier de Ponsard, who was an admirer of Gustave Eiffel and applied the same techniques used in some of the funiculars in France of the time. The Lift has a stunning observation deck at the top and offers magnificent views over Baixa. Since it was opened to the public, it has become one of the most popular viewpoints in Lisbon.”
212 locals recommend
Garden
“A true paradise in the middle of the city, this is a great hangout spot for families. In the summer, it sometimes has live music.”
218 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“The Miradouro de Santa Catarina, belongs to the parish of São Paulo is a Portuguese parish of the municipality of Lisbon, near the historical district of Bairro Alto. This belvedere located on one of the hills of the old town has a breathtaking view over the Tagus River and the south bank of this”
175 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Sculptural. Discover all the explorers, authors and historical figures represented in the Monument to the Discoveries.”
80 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Close to both Chiado and Bairro Alto, it's one of the city's meeting points and it has the best view of the São Jorge Castle.”
154 locals recommend
Park
“One of the city's biggest parks and home to numerous events, it also offers one of Lisbon's best views.”
64 locals recommend
Garden
“Owned by John Malkovich, this is Lisbon's most famous club and the amazing view over the river might be one of the reasons why.”
126 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Warning - it's quite neglected. Yet, precisely for that, you can feel as visiting the Sleeping Beauty's castle backyard. Every plant is a bit mysterious and nostalgic. You'll find charming spots like the butterfly-house or the bamboos alee. The botanical garden's staff is very friendly. You can read, take photos at your ease, listen to your favorite song, practice Tai-Chi, eat your snack. No worries.”
121 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“This peaceful, tree shaded plaza, is positioned in front of the Graça Church and provides wonderful views over the castle and central Lisbon. There is a pleasant open air café and this is an ideal place to relax after climbing all the hills of Alfama.”
91 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Great for a walk and enjoy the view over Lisbon. During various times of the year you can find various activities.”
109 locals recommend
Bus Stop
“Probably one of, if not my favourite neighbourhood of central Lisbon. Slightly removed from the main drag but still in the middle of it all. Great restaurant and array of shops surrounding the main garden square and just of it. Go and explore and immerse yourself in the area around it. Just naming a few places such as: Embaixada, Casa Pau-Brasil, Cevicheria, Pavilhão Chines, Tapisco, Memmo, 2 quiosques on the square, etc etc, etc!”
101 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Go to the amoreiras shopping mall and take the oportunity to have a 360 view of the city!”
84 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“ It symbolises the rebirth of a new Lisbon after the tragedy of the earthquake, fire and tsunami in 1755 that razed what stood before. It is only 1,8 km from hotel Vila Queirós. ”
59 locals recommend
Park
“A quiet park with a lot of interesting tropical species. Good for hot summer days.”
25 locals recommend