The 5 nicest rooftop and other terraces in Lisbon
1) Rio Maravilha
Here’s one of the coolest restaurants and bars in town. Located on the top floor of one of the dilapidated buildings of LX Factory, the restaurant offers stunning views of the river and the statue of Christ the King, which was inspired by the Christ the Redeemer statue of Rio de Janeiro. The outdoor rooftop bar is as hip as bars can be.
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.
3) Darwin Café
Upon his death, Portuguese mogul António Champalimaud donated a large portion of his wealth to set up a Foundation to foster medical research in the field of eyesight. Located at the foundation’s ‘Center for the Unknown’, near the mouth of the Tagus, the Darwin Café is probably the most impressive riverside terrace in town.
4) 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 Decadent, 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.
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