The 5 nicest rooftop and other terraces in Lisbon

1) Javá

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.

a woman enjoying the view over Lisbon at Java rooftop bar

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.

terrace and view at Hotel do Chiado rooftop

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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.

rooftop terrace at Le Chat Lisbon

4) Insólito

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.

view over Lisbon at Insolito bar

Manuel Gomes da Costa

Rua São Pedro de Alcântara 83

+351 21 130 3306

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.

sleek interior of Terraço Editorial rooftop bar in Lisbon

Rua dos Fanqueiros 276, 8th Floor

+351 91 202 7876

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