This square has privileged views of the Alfama district and the river Tajo. In the square is Santa Lucia Church and photo shows Commerce Square before the earthquake that devastated Lisbon in 1755. You can also visit the Museum of Decorative Arts, but mostly it's best to rest on San Jorge Castle street and admire the stunning views
The Jardim de São Pedro de Alcântara is a garden located in Lisbon, at Misericórdia.
Is located on Rua de São Pedro de Alcântara, near Bairro Alto.
There is a map in tiles next to the balustrade, which helps to identify some places in Lisbon.
The banks and shadows of the trees make the belvedere a very nice place. To get to the point of view, you can choose to climb the Calçada da Glória or climb the Elevador da Glória, which leaves you very close to the belvedere.
In the garden, the monument of Costa Motta, erected in 1904, represents Eduardo Coelho, founder of the newspaper Diário de Notícias.
The Graça is the highest hill of Lisbon, from where you have spectacular views of the entire city: the bridge of April 25, the castle, etc. It's next to the Castilla de San Jorge, one of the main city attractions, and has a cafe to relax as you watch dusk falling over the roofs of the Portuguese capital.
Between Bairro Alto and Principe Real, it's quite spacious, has two drink stands, benches and a lovely view overlooking the castllo, the entire lower area of the city, part of the river and Vasco Da Gama Bridge. Usually there's music and in the summer there are evening events including live bands and other activities for young and old.
I visited Oporto the night of San Juan (June 24, 2011). I never imagined that a city could move me in such a way. It turned out to be full of people, crowded places, music, bonfires in the streets, the smell of grilled sardines, wine and happiness. I do not know how Oporto is on other dates but I must admit that on the night of San Juan, Porto is wonderful and full of life! The vantage point of Vila Nova de Gaia is fantastic because there is peace and calm there. I have a lovely view of the river Douro and the city as the sun went down that will be in my memory and heart forever!
Pico dos Barcelos is partly viewpoint, and the rest park.. Open daily from 8:00 to 20:00 pm, with free access, and offers a nice view of the Madeiran coast. If you go up, which is easily done by car, you can see from three different heights over 180 degrees of ocean and mountains. If you bring kids, there is a playground with swings to play while the adults enjoy the view. You can also have a coffee there, or take a souvenir. In the stalls, they will be happy to sell you a cheerful Cristiano Ronaldo shirt.
If the view from the Mirador de Santa Luzia is impressive, they are even more so if you climb to the top of the Basilica . This is possible thanks to a lift which is accessed from the back of the temple, the raising and lowering costs 2 € but it is definitely worth it. At the top there are two viewpoints, which can be accessed by a small flight of stairs from the elevator landing. From here you can see the entire city and the statue of Lima, virtually a 360 º.
This viewpoint is just above the Plaza 25 de Abril, with a view of the Fishermen's Beach (Praia de Pescadores). It is named after a great Portuguese naval officer, navigator and historian, and was built in 1898.
From the bell tower of the Faro Cathedral one can enjoy the best views of the city, as it is one of the tallest buildings in the town and has a perfect location, just a few meters from the sea. To access the belfry you have to pay the admission to visit the cathedral, 3 €, and walk up a few steps, but it's worth it. Up top are some binoculars which you can use to get a closer look at the lagoon, and the bells are within hands reach.
The Pico do Arieiro has been there for some time and is considered the second highest on the island of Madeira, after Pico Ruivo which is almost 2000 meters high (1860), it takes 30 minutes to get there by car. It appears almost as a lunar landscape with rugged mountains and hillsides covered with eucalyptus and laurel trees. When ascending, at about 900 meters, you can pass through clouds before reaching a sunny landscape of volcanic rocks. At the top you can see the valleys and mountain ranges with sharp peaks at that time I took few photographs, which invites me to come again and enjoy nature and the beautiful scenery which covers the island. It's worth seeing Dos Lavradores Market, in the center of Funchal, the Cathedral or Sé, the botanical garden and of course take a long walk through the port of Funchal. Oh I forgot to tell you, the island is very nice but beach lovers say there are no beaches, but it has some natural pools prepared seaside.
Although from there, you don't see the sun across the Atlantic, this high spot in Madeira is good place to end the day. Here, Lorenzo is softly hidden behind parts of Funchal. To the left, the ocean caresses the docking pier, where many cruise ships that arrive to the capital of the island are. To the right, the white houses that flood the slope gradually lose their intensity. It's a nice show. I really enjoyed it, even with the soundtrack of speeding cars. Recommended to go up by car or taxi (about 20 euros, maybe a little less). You can also go up by bus, as there is a stop right there.
The highway to Sete Cidades offers spectacular views of two lagoons that sandwich the town, la Laguna Verde (green) and la Laguna Azul (blue). Though the lagoons are connected, their colors are perfectly distinguishable. This viewpoint is the last before reaching the town. I recommend walking along the edge of the Laguna Verde
Situated in the northern part of Sao Miguel, on the road that connects Bretanha with Sarmiento, is a small veranda with stone tables and benches, with lovely views over the ocean and Bretanha church, and is surrounded by grennery and beautiful flowers. It is perfect for a break while going around the entire island.