Friday, November 8, 2019

Miradouros in Lisbon, #Portugal

Recently I had an opportunity to spend a couple of weeks in Portugal. I'll be posting photos of that beautiful country in the coming weeks, starting with the miradouros (viewpoints) I visited in hilly Lisbon. (Click on photos to expand.)

One of the most popular overlooks is Miradouro de Santa Luzia. Not only is there a magnificent view of the old Alfama district and Tagus River, the terrace where I stood features bright pink bougainvilla on the pergolas and beautiful blue and white tile murals on nearby walls.



The same view at night with a cruise ship docked. The drop-off from the pergola on the left is definitely steep!


This view is from the highest hill in Lisbon, with the Ponte 25 de Abril bridge in the distance. The white monolith to the left of the bridge is the Christo Rei (Christ the King) statue, inspired by the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


From Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara, the Castelo de São Jorge (Castle of Saint George) is visible on the opposite hill. 


This lovely park provided a great place to recuperate from the steep climb to the overlook.


We didn't visit all of Lisbon's miradouros, but the ones we saw were worth the trek to the viewpoints. Pasted below is a Google map showing the location of all these wonderful scenes atop Lisbon's hills.








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Jo's Monday Walk -  Johanna at Restless Jo - Link HERE
Our World Tuesday - Link HERE
Saturday Snapshot - Melinda at A Web of Stories - Link HERE 




21 comments:

judy said...

Beautiful shots. You pick sights that are distinctive to the country and provide a good feel for the place.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Thank you, Judy. I'm glad you enjoyed my pictures. I had a great time!

Colleen L. Reece said...

One again I was able to go traveling from the comfort of my home. What a blessing your posts are, Sandy. A fantastic trip--I am thrilled you got to go.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Thank you, Colleen. It was definitely a memorable trip and a good change of pace. I'm happy you liked my pictures.

restlessjo said...

It's a beautiful city, isn't it? Plenty of vantage points. :) :) I especially liked your night shots. Thanks a lot for linking, Sandra.

BeckyB said...

Gorgeous photos of one of my favourite cities :-)

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Restlessjo and BeckyB: Thanks for stopping by and leaving comments. I loved Lisbon and all the other areas of Portugal we visited. Next week... food photos!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Great views and I love the blue and white mural tiles

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Me, too, Carol.

Jim said...

I was there a few months ago. Very beautiful city.

Shiju Sugunan said...

Lovely pics!

Hootin' Anni said...

So, so beautiful it is!!

Jeanna said...

I love that first shot, wow, how gorgeous it must be in person. No steep hills for me anymore, more power to you.

Lady Fi said...

Great shots. (I l ove Lisbon!)

carol l mckenna said...

what a wonderful journey for you and marvelous photography of Portugal ~

Happy Day to You,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

junieper/Jesh said...

Wow, magnificent views of Lisbon, Sandra! Am glad you commented on my blog, for this post would be so fitting in with All Seasons, the meme of experiencing the seasons.

A warm invite to share with us, even though it is Wednesday, the link list is open from Sunday through Friday noon - enough time to leave All Seasons a thumbnail of one of your post. To link click on "Click here" at the end of the post, to leave your url (permalink), name, etc. and choose a pic. Hope to see you there!
Jesh

Sharon Wagner said...

Portugal is on my bucket list. Beautiful.

Alexandria said...

Beautiful collection of photos and what an interesting visit to experience their culture.

junieper/Jesh said...

Was great you were able to share with All Seasons - and have ssen that a few who are weekly at All Seasons, have commented on this post, so you are among friends:):) Even when it's not travel abroad, but a concert, birthday or a new flower in your garden - all interesting and significant experiences:) Have a lovely rest of the week!
Jesh

Melinda said...

Gorgeous pictures! I've always wanted to go to Portugal!

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Your photos are very beautiful. I went there this march.
https://minorusaito.blogspot.com/2019/03/a-trip-to-portugalfinal.html
Thanks for sharing.