Miradouro Senhora do Monte – Lisbon’s highest Viewpoint – know this

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.

View of Lisbon and the Tejo River from Miradouro Senhora do Monte viewpoint

What to expect at Miradouro Senhora do Monte

View of central Lisbon from 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.

Chapel of Nossa Senhora do Monte at the viewpoint in Lisbon

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.

Sculpture of Nossa Senhora do Monte at Miradouroa da Senhora do Monte in Lisbon

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.

This tile mosaic shows the sites of interest in the panoramic view of Miradouro Senhora do Monte Lisbon
Tiled panorama by Swiss artist Frederick Kradolfer points out the interesting features in the skyline that can be seen from Miradouro Senhora Do Monte

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.

Lisbon's Castelo de São Jorge seen from the Miradouro de Nossa Senhora do Monte
Lisbon’s Castelo de São Jorge seen from the Miradouro da Nossa Senhora do Monte

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

For information on the other miradouros in Lisbon, read my Lisbon’s Best Miradouros and Scenic Viewpoints – A visitor’s guide