The 5 nicest rooftop and other terraces in Lisbon
The owners of Café Janis opened one of the city’s coolest rooftop bars in a renovated building overlooking Mercado da Ribeira. With both indoor and outdoor areas, Javá is a good option even for the cooler months.
2) Hotel do Chiado
Located at the Hotel do Chiado, this terrace offers an impressive view over the Castle and the Baixa quarters, with the omnipresent river lining the picture on the right-hand side. The cosy interior room with oversized windows is filled with inviting sofas and has an oyster bar.
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3) Le Chat
A truly magnificent terrace cafe located on the edge of a secluded garden next to the Antique Art Museum. The contemporary architecture of the cafe, designed as a glass structure, blends perfectly with the garden and the openness of the river that lies at its feet.
Owned by the D’Eça Leal brothers, who also own the adjacent The Decadente, Insólito is true to its Portuguese name, which means ‘unusual’. It’s located on the top floor of a palace that overlooks the viewpoint of São Pedro de Alcântara and offers a mind-blowing view over the old city, the castle and the river.
5) Terraço Editorial
Hidden inside a homeware shop (Pollux) in Baixa, this rooftop offers a view towards Chiado and the downtown area, making it a better place to watch sunsets than the rooftops located on the opposite hill.
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