Lisbon’s belvederes reopen

Tourists and locals alike will once again be able to see Lisbon in all its glory from up on high as a major restoration and cleanup project for its belvederes nears completion.

All of the city’s belvederes will be opened at the end of the month, with the exception of Santa Luzia in Alfama says Lisbon Câmara. Among the viewing points, offering spectacular views of the capital, to be reopened are: Jardim do Torel, Botto Machado Jardim, Penha de França e Graça and later in the month Parque Eduardo VII.

In many cases the restoration work also involves tidying up and replanting the surrounding gardens, restoring broken azulejo tiles and installing quaint old-fashioned beverage kiosks.

The cost of restoring the belvederes or miradouros cost 1.7 million Euros which came out of rents from Lisbon Casino.