One fine summer day in Lisbon, I went to the Castelo São Jorge to take in the magnificent view of the entire city. Atop one of the battlements I was able to snap this postcard perfect view of Mosteiro de S. Vicente.
This was a chill place to relax after climbing up a bunch of really steep and jagged castle steps. There were places where there was not sufficient safety precautions, such as a two foot high guard rail that would only prevent short people and little kids from falling over it. If this castle was in America it would have been shut down years ago do to many law suits.
I think what makes the city of Lisbon really beautiful is its varied topography. The city is set atop seven or so hills. This feature gives the city certain breathtaking views and cool breezes as the wind winds its way around the hills. Portuguese people call places where you can view the city from atop an elevated position a “miradouros”. The miradouro of Castelo São Jorge is one of the best in the entire city.