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We’re going to tell you a little secret, but you must promise that you’re not going to keep it to yourself, ok? At the top of one of Lisbon’s seven hills there is a viewpoint surrounded by a romantic 19th century garden, where you can enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the city. Go ahead and take advantage of the many available benches and lounge chairs, because this is the perfect spot to enjoy a relaxing moment while watching the city from above.
It used to be a secret, but now that everyone knows, there's no excuse not to climb up to the Torel viewpoint. But if you still need an excuse, remember that, in addition to a spectacular lookout with amazing views, you can take the Lavra Lift – the oldest in the city – in order to get there. Besides having this historical experience, it is at the Torel viewpoint where we can indulge in a fantastic view of the western part of Lisbon. Relax quietly in a space filled with small ponds, while you delight in seeing, from high above, the Avenida da Liberdade, the heart of downtown and the São Roque hill, which highlights the São Pedro de Alcântara garden.
The Torel viewpoint is a public garden on top of a hill that originated from an early 18th century farm, and its name comes from Judge Cunha Thorel, the wealthiest landowner in the area. The lookout is surrounded by a large green area, as well as several 18th and 19th century palaces.
Renovated in 2009, the lookout now boasts an even more welcoming space, with a cafe and esplanade on the lower terrace, as well as beautiful decorative lighting that makes this lookout a very coveted place of interest in Lisbon’s nightlife.
Cool Tip: visit the Torel viewpoint in the evening – after 17h in the winter and 19h in the summer – this way you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy the amazing change of scenery in the Lisbon landscape as it bids farewell to the sun and gives a warm welcome to the starry sky, which adds even greater beauty to an already charming viewpoint.
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