Miradouro Senhora do Monte is Lisbon’s highest viewpoint. The 180-degree view is one of the most beautiful panoramic views of Lisbon. Miradouro Senhora do Monte is always crowded, but it is worth the crowd.
What to expect at Miradouro Senhora do Monte
Nossa Senhora do Monte (Our Lady of the Hill) is the highest viewpoint in the city.
In addition, this miradouro, or golden viewpoint, has serious historical significance. It was on this hilltop where Dom Afonso Henriques and his Christian knights camped and organized before taking the castle back from the Moors in 1142. Not long after that, he became the first king of Portugal.
Today there is a chapel dedicated to St. Gens, a local bishop who was a martyr. The chapel is reported to provide protection to pregnant women, so many come here seeking a blessing. The original chapel was built in the 1700s and then destroyed in the 1755 earthquake.
There is also an attractive sculpture in the garden dedicated to Our Lady of the Hill.
From here you have views of the Castelo de São Jorge, Mouraria neighborhood, the Baixa neighborhood, the Carmo Convent ruins, as well as northern and central Lisbon, Avenida Almirante Reis, and Monsanto Park.
Hours and Admission
The Miradouro da Nossa Senhora do Monte is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is free of charge.
How to get to Miradouro Senhora do Monte
Rua da Senhora do Monte
GPS Coordinates: 38.71934084039612, -9.132828073406362
Tram 28E stops near the Miradouro da Graça. From Miradouro da Graça turn left onto Rua Damasceno Monteiro, from there go right up Calçada do Monte. This is all a steep uphill climb. A taxi from any of the locations listed below will run less than 8€.
What else is near Miradouro Senhora do Monte
- Jardim da Cerca da Graça – This green space below the Miradouro da Graça has plenty of room for a picnic with views of the castle. It has a kiosk as well.
- Miradouro da Graça A guide to the beautiful Miradouro de Graça viewpoint
- Tram 28E Where does Tram 28 stop? All you need to know about Tram 28
- Castelo de São Jorge In and around Castelo de São Jorge – Lisbon’s castle
- Alfama neighborhood – Below the Graça neighborhood, you will find Lisbon’s oldest neighborhood, with its Fado Houses and its own stunning viewpoints.
- São Vicente de Fora Visit São Vicente de Fora in Lisbon: Everything you need to know about the old monastery with its two cloisters and huge collection of blue and white azulejo tiles.
- Feira da Ladra Feira da Ladra – Lisbon’s 750-year-old flea market takes place behind São Vicente de Fora on Tuesday and Saturday mornings
- Santa Engracia – The National Pantheon The dome in Lisbon, Santa Engrácia – The National Pantheon of Portugal
For information on the other miradouros in Lisbon, read my Lisbon’s Best Miradouros and Scenic Viewpoints – A visitor’s guide