One of the best viewpoints in town is Our Lady of Monte, in Graça – actually the highest point of the historic center.

Downtown is the amazing Pestana CR7 hotel and all the fuss of shopping and esplanades, touristic tours and people admiring the river Tagus. Then you can look at old Mouraria and raise your eyes up to the castle of São Jorge, on the hill ahead. That’s another great place to visit! Next to the viewpoint, there is a medieval chapel dedicated to Our Lady, with the best quote ever written on tiles: “Have a pleasant trip – Lisbon awaits you”.

Coordinates: 38° 43′ 8.37” N   9° 7′ 58.78” W

Curiously, in Ronaldo’s hometown Madeira, there is also a chapel of Our Lady of Monte. Legend has it that the Virgin appeared to a little girl and gave her a snack. Isn’t that nice?

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