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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
Viewpoints in Lousã Municipality, PortugalLousã Municipality, Portugal
Recently, I visited The Sierra de Llousa a couple of times. It is 20 km from the village of Lousa and reaches an altitude of 1200 meters leading to San Antonio Trevim and San Antonio de Nieve, the two highest peaks of the mountain range. It is accessible by car, as the mountain road is in good condition. On the way, you'll see a stop atop the mountain village "Cerdeira" that climbs up. Here you'll see a few village houses, some under reconstruction, all surrounded by a magical landscape. A few miles up from the original Talasnal village, you can stay for lunch (make sure to book for weekends) in the farmhouse, at the Tilena Restaurant. Upon returning, you can get to a lookout and enjoy the beautiful panorama of Lousa.
At the end of the promenade along the beach of Armacao de Pera, lies what was once Fort San Antonio de Pedra da Gale, more frequently referred to as Fortaleza and Armacao de Pera. It was originally built in the 15th Century as a defensive building. In the 18th Century, it was enlarged and strengthened for the defense of the continued pirate attacks. Nowadays, there is not much left of the fort, only the chapel which was built in honor of its patron saint, so it has been renovated into a viewpoint from where you can enjoy views of the beach.
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