Miradouro das Portas do Sol – gateway to the sun

A visit to Miradouro das Portas do Sol feels like you’re standing on the balcony of a regular house. Despite the fact that it looks like a large observation deck, it feels cozy and cozy.

Miradouro Portas do Sol uitzicht Taag

Miradouro das Portas do Sol is a perfect stop when you are discovering Alfama. When you walk from Castelo de São Jorge to the Panteão Nacional, don’t forget to enjoy the view here.

Picture perfect postcard

The surroundings of Miradouro das Portas do Sol are perfect for taking beautiful photos. There is a beautiful view of Igreja de São Vicente de Fora up to the Tagus.

Miradouro portas do sol uitzicht Igreja Sao vicente

The view over the winding streets, stairs and narrow alleys of Alfama Alfama are breathtaking, with the Tagus river in the background. You can easily get here with the Elétrico 28, the tram that continues its route along other viewpoints.

Miradouro Portas do Sol - eletrico 28

Quiosque with a view

Along the street side is a quiosque (kiosk) where you can get drinks and small snacks. Around the quiosque is a terrace where you can enjoy the beautiful view around you.

There is little space, so if you find an empty table, take your chance to have a drink here.

Miradouro das Portas do sol - cafe

On the balcony of Miradouro das Portas do Sol there are benches, bringing your own food and drinks make a good alternative for buying something.

Hidden tunnel

An attraction that is often overlooked by tourists is the tunnel under Miradouro das Portas do Sol. It is undoubtedly the best kept secret of this miradouro. In the tunnel the history of Lisbon is explained in a cartoonish style.

Miradouro Portas do Sol - tunnel

It’s not difficult to find, you just have to know where to look. Next to the quiosque is a staircase down to Rua Norberto de Araujo. On the left you will find the tunnel.

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Waar vind je Miradouro das Portas do Sol

Address: Largo Portas do Sol, Alfama

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