Lisbon. Bica. Miradouro de Santa Caterina. Sunset watching at Adamastor.

Lisbon Bica miradouro

When planning my stay in Lisbon and making a draft for every day, the main question is: “Where do I wanna be around sunset?”. And for the evening of my last day in Lisbon I chose the Miradouro de Santa Caterina in Bica.

Lisbon Adamastor

The Miradouro (viewpoint) got its nickname “Adamastor” from the sea monster in the famous Portuguese poem “Os Lusiadas” by Luis de Camoes, in which Adamastor symbolizes the forces of nature Portuguese navigators had to overcome during their discoveries. The sea monster sits enthroned on the lawn and watches over the nightly shenanigans.

Miradouro Adamastor

Lisbon Miradouro de Santa Caterina sunset watching

The Adamastor miradouro mostly attracts young people, who come over to have a beer, a smoke and listen to some musicians or the occasional drum circle and enjoy the evening sun and the stunning view over Lisbons rooftops and the Tagus river.

Lisbon Miradouro de Santa Caterina

Lisbon sunset view

Lisboa Adamastor view

The perfect end to a perfect stay in Lisbon. Até a próxima, Adamastor!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s