Portas do Sol Alfama Lisbon: lovely lounge terrace, cool and stylish cocktail bar & Santa Luzia, famous Tagus river viewpoints (miradouros)
Terrace ‘Portas do Sol’ (Gates to the Sun) has opened his doors in October 2009, in Lisbon’s historical center, close to the famous viewpoint (miradouro) with the same name, at Largo das Portas do Sol. A new terrace coffee , cocktail bar and restaurant, designed in a way to make full use of its exceptional location.
The lounge area of Portas do Sol, September 2010
Amazing views overlooking the Alfama rooftops and the river Tagus! After visiting the nearby São Jorge Castle (the Castle of St. Jorge), this is a place where you can sit down, chill out and enjoy the beauty of Lisbon.
Entrance Porta do Sol cafe, bar/cafe and restaurant, 1000 m2 terrace
This cafe/bar and restaurant is located just near the famous Portas do Sol Miradouro (viewpoint). above a public car park. It has direct access on the tram 28which is the more touristic of the Lisbon trams.
Enjoy a drink and the spectacular views.
It’s a lovely spot to sit down and relax with sofas and soft lounge-music, a place during the day where you can hang out and have coffee and snacks. They serve wines, cocktails, champagne and menu’s. Live music with a DJ on Fridays and Saturdays. Beautiful bar with crystal chandlers and chairs in art deco and romantic style (250m2).
Open daily from 10am to 12pm. Fridays, Saturdays and nights before a public holiday until 2am.
Portas do Sol ‘s terrace/lounge area
Seen from the nearby famous viewpoint with the same name, a very popular place for locals and a famous tourist attraction. One of the most beautiful places in Lisbon!
Viewpoint (Miradouro) Portas do Sol Alfama Lisbon, by night
The Belvedere Portas do Sol is a balcony space that all people of Lisbon are proud to have at their disposal. Magnificent view of Lisbon and the typical Alfama district that spans several narrow, winding streets to the river Tagus.
View from the nearby small terrace
Located in between several highlights of Lisbon (like the viewpoint of Santa Luzia) , the Portas do Sol miradouro is the terrace that every person living in Lisabon would like to have at home…..
Statue of São (Saint) Vincent, Portas do Sol
There is also a statue of Saint Vincent holding a boat with two ravens, the symbols of Lisbon. Saint Vincent of Saragossa, better known locally as Saint Vincent of Fora, is the patron saint of Lisbon.
Largo das Porta do Sol, and the former city palace, Museum of Decorative Arts
In this wonderful 17th C. former city palace of the Count of Azurara, currently houses the Museum of Decorative Arts. Anyone interested in decorative arts in general and the Portuguese Empire in particular will find this collection fascinating. Beautiful azulejos (tiles)!
The popular tram 28 (video) stops near the Museum and the viewpoints
If you wanna get a good impression of the historical city of Lisbon, a very good idea is taking this typical little trolley, ‘eléctrico 28′. This legendary tram 28 is a tourist attraction in itself. It goes all around town. Of course you can hop on and hop off.
The nearby viewpoint Miradouro of Santa Luzia
Various small gardens along the edge of the walkway are filled with beautiful local flowers during the spring and summer months.
Viewpoint Miradouro de Santa Luzia by night
Viewpoint (miradouro) Santa Luzia – church
On the wall of the church are two beautiful tile panels (azulejos): one of Lisbon’s majestic Square Praça do Comércio before the earthquake in 1775, and another one showing the Christians attacking (the nearby) Castelo de São Jorge (Saint George’s Castle) in 1147.
Miradouro Santa Luzia
Azulejos (tiles) have become a typical aspect of Portuguese culture. This place is a wonderful tile treasure!
Restaurant ‘Miradouro Sta Luzia’ near the viewpoint, a very popular tourist place.