View of St. Vincent Monastery and the National Pantheon from the Recolhimento viewpoint
This previously-inaccessible terrace was landscaped and opened to everyone in the spring of 2015. It’s hidden by the castle, but to find it you just have to go down Rua do Recolhimento before reaching the castle’s ticket office, and then turn on Beco do Recolhimento.
The Recolhimento viewpoint remains one of Lisbon's best-kept secrets
It’s simply known as “the Garden of Rua do Recolhimento," and in addition to the shade provided by the olive trees, it offers a beautiful panoramic view of old Lisbon.
The garden of Miradouro do Recolhimento
The towers of the St. Vincent Monastery and the dome of the National Pantheon stand right in front of you, and you can still see the St. Stephen’s Church and the rooftops of Alfama.
This terrace is not open at night -- the gate closes at 7PM.
How to Get to the Recolhimento Viewpoint
Walk up to the castle from downtown, following the tram tracks up the hill, or take bus 737 that departs from Praça da Figueira. Once past the castle gate, follow the instructions above to Beco to Recolhimento.
You may ride the bus and the trams for free with the Lisboa Card.
Beco do Recolhimento, Alfama
In addition to the castle, you may visit a number of different attractions close to this viewpoint. Down the hill is the Decorative Arts Museum and the viewpoints of Santa Luzia and Portas do Sol. The Roman Theater and the cathedral are also within walking distance.