The Miradouro del Santa Luzia is one of the panoramic terraces that characterize the city of Lisbon. This one, however, is particularly famous not only for the magnificent view it offers but also for its romantic atmosphere that attracts many couples in love.
Lisbon is a city that sits on as many as seven hills, and the Miradouro de Santa Luzia is located on one of these hills that provide a fascinating view of the city. This viewpoint boasts a poetic and picturesque setting thanks to the presence of a distinctive arbor covered with bougainvillea. Also of particular beauty are the azulejos on the south wall of the terrace that depict Lisbon’s Commerce Square, as it was before the earthquake, and the battle between Christians and Moors in the Castle of São Jorge.
The Miradouro de Santa Luzia attracts many visitors for its breathtaking views of the old Alfama neighborhood and the Tagus River. Among the major sites of interest that can be seen from the top are the Santo Estavao Church, the dome of the National Pantheon, and the São Miguel Church.
Near the pergola is an elegant garden divided into flower beds covered with flowers, and here it is possible to take ladders that lead to a lower viewing terrace. In addition to couples in love many art students and photographers come here who want to capture the beauty of this landscape especially at sunset time.
In the vicinity of the Miradouro de Santa Luzia you can visit the Castelo de São Jorge, the Lisbon Cathedral which is the oldest building in the city, the Church of São Vicente de Fora, the Church of Saint Anthony patron saint of Lisbon, and the Roman Theater.
The Miradouro de Santa Luzia can be reached by Lisbon Tram No. 28, getting off at the Largo Santa Luzia stop, which is right in front of the Miradouro. Another alternative is streetcar 12E, which always stops at the Largo Santa Luzia stop.
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