Top 6 Terraces – From Mouraria to Castle
1 – Pollux Terrace
It is one of the best kept secrets of downtown Lisbon. Enter Pollux, climb to the 8th floor by elevator, follow the stairs to the 9th floor and enjoy the view over the houses to the St George Castle. As it is a relatively unknown spot is still easy to find a free table to drink a coffee and read the newspaper. Friendly prices, taking into account the view. Directions: In downtown look for Rua dos Fanqueiros, 276 and go up to the 9th floor of the home products store.
2 – Restaurant Zambeze Terrace
Take the elevator of Pingo Doce supermarket, climb to the first floor and enjoy the restaurant Zambeze terrace. As the name indicates (Zambeze is an Africa river), the food are a fusion of flavours from Portuguese with African touches. Do not want to have lunch / dinner and just want to see the view? So take advantage of the terrace, with several comfortable couches, or just follow up to the balcony to see the view. Calm and pleasant place.
Directions: On the Rua dos Fanqueiros, 170, enter the elevator and go up to the floor that indicates Castle. Cross the street and look for Pingo Doce supermarket. Go up the elevator to the top floor.
3 – Chapitô Terrace
One of the most touristic esplanades in the path to the St. George’s Castle for obvious reasons: the school of circus arts in Lisbon is located in one of the most beautiful sights of the city. The terrace overlooks Tagus river, but is difficult to find an empty table. The Restô restaurant is a good alternative, but it is best to reserve a table!
Directions: In the Rua da Costa do Castelo, on the way to St. George’s Castle, look for building with the number 7 or the word Chapitô on the façade.
4 – Teatro Taborda Terrace
Hidden in the floor 0 of Teatro Taborda, the Café da Garagem is one of the nicest places, with better environment and good mood in the Castle district. It is simply one of the mandatory spots on a visit to Lisbon. The decor, with delightful details such as tables made from old doors, is one of the strong points, but nothing beats the large windows with stunning view over Lisbon, with the viewpoint of Graça in the background. In summer you can go to the outdoor garden, an oasis in the city.
Directions: In the Rua da Costa do Castelo, 75, get in and go to the bottom floor.
5 – Café Portas do Sol Terrace
Right in the viewpoint Portas do Sol, the spacious terrace of Café Portas do Sol invites you to enjoy the view over the river Tagus and Alfama. With tables, sofas and rags strategically placed to protect from the sun, this terrace is a spot to enjoy cocktails or light meals. On Friday and Saturday nights guest DJs animates the environment.
Directions: Take the 28 tram and get off when the driver yell CASTLE! At Largo das Portas do Sol look for a terrace above the single car park on site.
6 – Voz do Operário Terrace
Is well placed to become ‘the next big thing’ in the city: space, view and description. Recently opened by Voz do Operário, for the holiday of St. Anthony and to make broadcasts of the games of the World Cup, the project is to stay and is a good alternative to the terraces of the city, including the crowded viewpoint of Graça.
Directions: Look for Rua da Voz back do Operário, 13, or take 28 tram and stop at flea markets and look for the building of Voz do Operário. The entrance is through the side street.
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