Is Miradouro do Recolhimento the best view in Lisbon?

Is Miradouro do Recolhimento the best view in Lisbon? There are so many to choose from, and this little-known scenic viewpoint could be the best.

Jardim do Recolhimento is not well-known to tourists, but the little children’s playground might have some of the best views in Lisbon.

I think it is the best viewpoint in Lisbon for several reasons.

Given the elevation, you have fantastic views of Alfama and the Tejo River. You get a good look at both the National Pantheon and the São Vicente de Fora Monastery and church.

Is the Miradouro do Recolhimento the best viewpoint in Lisbon?  I think it might be.  Here you can see the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora, the national Pantheon, the Alfama neighborhood, and the Tejo River

You can even use this hexagonal sculpture to frame the view from a different perspective for your photos and Instagram shots.

This hexagonal sculpture frames the view at the Miradouro do Recolhimento viewpoint in Lisbon, Portugal

The small park has playground equipment, stationary bikes for kids, benches, and picnic tables in the shade. The Miradouro do Recolhimento is a great place to relax, as you might have it all to yourself.

Lisbon's Miradouro do Recolhimento is in a children's playground  There is a slide, playground equpment, stationary bikes for children, and shade.

As it is a children’s playground, alcohol and dogs are prohibited.

How to get to the Miradouro do Recolhimento viewpoint

In order to get here, go to Castelo de São Jorge. Enter through the castle gate and approach the ticket office.

Immediately after passing the gate, you will notice a narrow staircase on your right that leads up to the castle shops.

Just past the shops and the staircase is a lane to your right. Take this lane.

Take a left as soon as you can.

Go uphill slightly and turn right at Beco do Recolhimento. You will notice a portrait of a local woman on the wall to your right.

The gate and this sign announce your arrival at Lisbon's Miradouro do Recolhimento

At the end of the lane, you will see a five-story pink and white tiled building. Turn to your right and see the entrance of the park before you reach the tile building. Go through the gate and enjoy.

This yellow walkway in Lisbon's Parque do Recolhimento leads to one of Lisbon's best scenic viewpoints

Miradouro do Recolhimento hours

Summer hours: 10 AM until 7 PM

Winter hours: 10 AM until 6 PM

Closed for lunch from 1 PM until 2 PM

Admission: free

A view of the Alfama neighborhood and the Tejo River from Lisbon's Miradouro do Recolhimento

I hope you enjoy the Miradouro do Recolhimento. If it is not the best view in Lisbon, it certainly is one of the best views in the city. For information on Lisbon’s other belvederes, read my article Lisbon’s Best Miradouros and Scenic Viewpoints – A visitor’s guide