If it’s romance you want, you have to go to Miradouro de Santa Luzia. This beautiful vantage point is next to the eponymous church: Santa Luzia. The view of this miradouro covers the oldest part of the city, Alfama en de Taag.
Even though this miradouro is located on a busy road in the direction of Castelo de São Jorge and is flooded with tourists during the day, we like to come to this place. I really like the atmosphere here. It is relaxed, despite the fact that it can be busy with cars, the tram, tourists and locals.
This miradouro has something nice, with the benches with azulejos (Portuguese tiles), the pool/pond, the church and the enormous bougainvillea.
HThe pool – where you can sit and enjoy the sun rays reflecting in the water – and the giant bougainvillea complete the atmosphere. This place is perfect to let your mind wander off with the beautiful view.
The story of Lisbon on a tile
There are many azulejos to be found at Miradouro de Santa Luzia. The large images tell the story of Castelo de São Jorge being recaptured from the Moors.
There is also a picture showing Praça do Comércio from before the devastating earthquake of 1755.
Restaurant de Santa Luzia
Furthermore there’s a restaurant at the miradouro, unfortunately the seating areas do not offer a view over the city. At the restaurant you will find many tourists, but even so it is a nice place to have a drink.
Where to find Miradouro de Santa Luzia
Miradouro de Santa Luzia is on your way to a number of attractions in Alfama, such as Castelo de São Jorge or on your way back to the Baixa.
Address: Largo Santa Luzia