Here is a quick guide to the beautiful Miradouro da Graça viewpoint. Don’t miss this great vista, particularly at sunset.
The official name of this scenic viewpoint is Miradouro da Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen (1919-2004). A poet, a critic of the Dictatorship, and an author of childrens’ book, she was the first woman to win the Camões Prize for Portuguese Language and Literature.
This viewpoint was one of her favorite haunts in Lisbon, and she spent a lot of time here. She is buried at the National Pantheon, and her bust looks out over the view below.
Nonetheless, everyone refers to this miradouro by the name of the church courtyard where the kiosk stands.
What to expect at the Miradouro da Graça
To the left you see the castle and the 25 of April Bridge. A panoramic view of Lisbon is laid out in front of you.
There is a great kiosk with perhaps forty tables shaded by pine trees. This operation is in the courtyard of the Igreja da Graça church – one of Lisbon’s oldest churches. The church opened in 1271.
In my opinion, this is the best sunset in Lisbon.
How to get to the Miradouro da Graça
Calçada da Graça
GPS Coordinates: 38.716524060083074, -9.131503773406445
Walk uphill from the Alfama neighborhood following the tracks of Tram 28E, or take the Tram and get off at the Graça stop. Follow the curving sidewalk around the high wall of the convent, pass by the fountain and enter the Igreja da Graça Church courtyard.
Miradouro da Graça Hours and Admission
This viewpoint is free to enjoy. It closes at midnight.
What else is near the Miradouro da Graça
- Miradouro Senhora do Monte – Continue uphill to arrive at this scenic viewpoint.
- Jardim da Cerca de Graça – Continue downhill through the Graça neighborhood to find this green park.
- Castelo de São Jorge – The centerpiece of Lisbon’s history and skyline. In and around Castelo de São Jorge – Lisbon’s castle
- Alfama – Lisbon’s oldest neighborhood survived the earthquake, has great views, food, and Fado music.
- National Pantheon – The dome in Lisbon, Santa Engrácia – The National Pantheon of Portugal
- São Vicente de Fora – Visit São Vicente de Fora in Lisbon: Everything you need to know
- Feira da Ladra – This flea market runs every Tuesday and Saturday at Campo de Santa Clara.
- Feira da Ladra – Lisbon’s 750-year-old flea market
- Tram 28 – Where does Tram 28 stop? All you need to know about Tram 28
For more information on Lisbon’s many scenic viewpoints – Lisbon’s Best Miradouros and Scenic Viewpoints – A visitor’s guide