Miradouro do Jardim do Torel – All you need to know

Miradouro do Jardim do Torel – Here is all you need to know about one of Lisbon’s quietest and most serene scenic viewpoints.

First and foremost, know that the garden closes at 8 pm.

What to expect at Miradouro do Jardim do Torel

Lavender wildflowers at Lisbon's Miradouro do Jardim do Torel, overlooking central Lisbon

Jardim do Torel (Torel Garden) Sits on a hill overlooking Avenida the Liberdade and central Lisbon.  

The garden is named after the Dutch Thorel Family who built a mansion nearby in 1750. In the 1920s the Portuguese judicial police headquarters operated out of another mansion on the edge of the garden.

Yellow wildflowers at the Miradouro do Jardim do Torel overlooking central Lisbon

You can enter Jardim doTorel on Rua Júlio de Andrade or on Rua do Telhal.

There are two levels at the Miradorouro Jardim do Torel.  The upper level has green space, great for a picnic or romantic meeting, and a terrace with views of the Rua Augusta Arch, the elevator of Santa Justa, Avenida da Liberdade, and the Miradouro of San Pedro de Alcântara on the opposite hillside.

A picnic at Lisbon's Miradouro do Jardim do Torel

From the terrace, stairs lead below to another area with a swimming pool, a children’s playground, a library, and a café.

Public pool at Lisbon's Miradouro do Jardim do Torel

Jardim do  Torel is something of a secret garden in Lisbon. There are never more than a handful of people visiting, it is a peaceful place to relax and gaze at the city below.

A quiet morning seese very few visitors at Lisbon's Mirodouro do Jardim do Torel

Hours and Admission for Miradouro do Jardim do Torel

The Miradouro do Jardim do Torel is free to the public, but it is gated, and it is only open between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm

How to get to Miradouro Jardim do Torel

The Elevador do Lavra funicular carries passengers up the hill from Baixa to Jardim do Torel
Elevador do Lavra funicular goes from baixa up to Jardim do Torel

Take the Elevador do Lavra. Locate the Hard Rock Cafe on Avenida da Liberdade. Go into the alley next to the Hard Rock Cafe, turn left. At the end of the block, the Elevador do Lavra will be on your right. Ride the Elevador to the top of the hill. Exit and go left. Go left again. Look for the second entrance.

Address: Travessa do Torel 21

GPS Coordinates: 38.71934301749115, -9.14127698690032

What else is near Miradouro do Jardim do Torel

  • Elevador do Lavra  Lisbon’s oldest funicular
  • Calçada da Pestanha – a pretty street where you will find the Igreja da Pena church with its golden interior.  The church was built in 1705.  Continuing downhill you arrive at
  •  Praca Martim Moniz and Tram 28E

For more information, Lisbon’s Best Miradouros and Scenic Viewpoints – A visitor’s guide

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