Go on vacation, park your car and never touch it again until the end of some well-deserved days of rest. There’s nothing better! Even more so if the destination is a big city, freeing yourself from traffic is the desire of many. At Lisboa Pessoa Hotel you have the possibility to leave your car in a safe place (the hotel has underground parking floors). With the car “guarded” you can discover some attractions by walking. Here they are, the best view points in the Chiado area:

1. Miradouro – Elevador de Santa Justa ou Elevador do Carmo

Photography: David Pirmann

Actress Alicia Vikander (living in Lisbon) said in an interview that Lisbon had an atmosphere like Williamsburg – the famous neighborhood of New York. The more we move to the Baixa area, the more we think this comparison is real. This viewpoint / elevator, on the way to Praça do Comércio, offers us breathtaking views over the Tagus river and Lisbon, including its own exterior beauty: a cast iron engineering work with filigree details, built in 1902 to connect Baixa to Largo do Carmo.
It is also possible to access it from Largo do Carmo, without having to go up or down the elevator (just a 3-minute walk from Lisboa Pessoa Hotel) – access is next to the Convento do Carmo, in an alley that exists there.
Ticket to access the viewpoint via the elevator: from 5.30€
Distance: 7 (via elevator) or 3 minutes walking.

2. Miradouro – Jardim de São Pedro de Alcântara

Photography: ilirjan rrumbullaku

«Wonderful view, fantastic view, sensational view, incredible view», are the adjectives that most appeared when searched on Tripadvisor. After so many good reviews, we have little doubt about the beauty of this place. It is a viewpoint overlooking the houses of Lisbon and in a wide range of directions. It becomes a very pleasant place to spend an afternoon reading, relaxing outdoors, or a crossing point to visit some nearby churches, or a stop on the way to dinner in Bairro Alto, at the golden hour of the day.
Ticket: free
Distance: 7 minutes walking

3. Mirante Belvedere, no Arco do Triunfo da Rua Augusta

Photography: Touristeyeing

One of the most famous viewpoints in recent times, with fewer tourists than those at Elevador do Carmo. It overlooks downtown Lisbon, the Tagus River, Praça do Comércio. Its construction was scheduled in 1759, in the framework of the Pombaline reconstruction after the destruction of downtown Lisbon by the 1755 big earthquake.
Ticket: from 3€
Distance: 7 minutes walking

4. Miradouro da Academia Nacional de Belas Artes

Photography by: Max Bashyrov

A view that looks like a painting. The Sé de Lisboa (Catedral) has, from this point, a great highlight and stands out with its 12th century Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque style. The Cathedral outshines all the typical houses with orange, earth-colored roofs of Lisbon city. The towers contrast with the sky, which is  blue almost every day of the year. You can also see, on the right, the unmistakable Tagus river.
Ticket: free
Distance: 7 minutes walking

5. Miradouros do Mensagem Restaurante e Bar Panorâmico 


The terraces of Mensagem are authentic viewpoints, ideal for relaxation at the end of the day or simply spending a good bit of time enjoying the sunset. It is located on the 5th floor of the Lisboa Pessoa Hotel The two terraces names are: Castelo and Rio. On the first, you can see Castelo de São Jorge, imposing, as always, and the mythical orange roofs. On the other, the view is to the vaults of the ruins of Convento do Carmo and the river presents itself on the right, with a deep blue color. The seagulls that fly nearby and sometimes come to the wall to pose for customers and guests, give the place a touch of the sea.