Sometimes we are hungry for food, thirsty for some music or full of everyone’s crap and just in need for some time by ourselves. One thing is for sure: on the background of our needs, a sunset should always make the healing process easier or more delightful. Lucky you if you are visiting Lisbon, that for some reason is known as the city of the seven hills, where you can afford to be a mood-swinger and find a different spot for everyday of your stay. Even if you are staying for really long.
Check below the best spots in Lisbon where you can watch the sunset and take the best photos to make your friends jealous.
Viewpoint Nossa Sr. Do Monte – Alone but not lonely
Considered the viewpoint with the best view over the city, it is a quite common meeting point for locals and tourists to enjoy the Light God setting between the drawled lines of the city.
Cais das Colunas / Ribeira das Naus – A Sporty Sunset
At the same level of the Tagus River, the route between Praça do Comércio and Ribeira das Naus is excellent to admire the sunset while completing your 10,000 daily steps!
Panorâmico de Monsanto – Feeling Artsy
In the middle of the Monsanto forest park, we find the old Panoramic restaurant, nowadays converted into a public street art gallery curated by Vhills, one of the most recognized Portuguese artists in the world, who annually, through the festival Iminente, invites artists to create there their works and leave them for everyone to visit. A building that allows an almost 360º view over the city of Lisbon invites you to see the sunset outside or, if you prefer, inside as the shades of the sun descending play with the colours of the artistic works scattered around.
Chapitô á mesa – I’m hungry, sun
If you do not want to miss the sunset from another incredible place but you are really hungry, next to the walls of São Jorge Castle you will find what you need! Overlooking the city and the river is Chapitô à Mesa, a creative and different restaurant where chef Bertílio Gomes’ cuisine brings together three concepts in a single space, with Portuguese inspiration. Its terrace was considered one of the best 14 terraces in the world according to Condé Nast Traveler, which awarded it the 7th place.
MAAT, The sunset at the museum
If the sunset for you is better if you can watch it playing with architectural forms, in the neighborhood of Belém the MAAT (Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology) structure, signed by the British Amanda Levete lets you walk freely in search of the best photographs almost without realizing that you are, indeed, on the roof of this museum.
Park Bar, goodbye sun, hello to a good night
The sunset does not have to be the end of the day, but it can (and should!) be an initiation ritual for a great night! At Calçada do Combro nr.58, we find the most famous car park in the city mainly because of the sixth floor, where the Park Bar Rooftop is located, with great cocktails and snacks combined with DJ’s that liven up the late afternoon and all night with a serious focus on urban sounds, from hip-hop to the most tropical musical languages.
These are just some of the best places but, as we told you, Lisbon is known as the city of the seven hills, meaning that there’s so much more incredible places from where you can watch amazing sunsets! If you would like to know some more tell us on the comments or share with us what are the best spots in Lisbon for you!