Garden of San Pedro de Alcantara



Located in the vicinity of the Bairro Alto district, the Garden of San Pedro de Alcantara, also known as Belvedere of San Pedro de Alcantara (Miradouro de Sao Pedro de Alcantara) fills a surface of over 0.5 hectares. Obviously, the garden does not impress by its dimensions, but it is worth visiting by force of the fact it offers scenic panoramic views of the Castle of Saint George and, generally, of the center of the city, all the way to the south bank of the Tejo (Tagus) River. The garden is most intensely frequented at sunset and at night, when the view gains an extra picturesque quality, the reputed attractions of the city being illuminated at night.

Thus, visitors can admire, at a glimpse, architectural and historical landmarks like the Lisbon Cathedral and the Monastery of Sao Vicente de Fora. The Gloria funicular (Ascensor da Gloria), which has been listed as a national monument since 2002 (just like all the three other elevators of Lisbon) runs in the very vicinity of the Garden of San Pedro de Alcantara.

The garden is pegged out by sculptural works (chiefly, busts) which render figures of the Greek pantheon, as well as reputed heroes of the ancient Greek mythology, Ulysses included. A special monument is dedicated to Eduardo Coelho, founder of the historical Diario de Noticias. The monument was inaugurated in 1904.

Name:
Garden of San Pedro de Alcantara (Jardim de Sao Pedro de Alcantara / Miradouro de Sao Pedro de Alcantara)
Address:
Rua de Sao Pedro de Alcantara, Lisbon, Portugal

Rua de Sao Pedro de Alcantara, Lisbon, Portugal

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