Lisbon's seven hills
Lisbon is built on seven hills at the mouth of the Tagus River. This unique geography gives every district a different elevation. You will get great views from the various 'miradouros', the panoramic lookouts scattered around Lisbon. At the top of the Alfama district you will find such a miradouro at Castelo de São Jorge. This 11th century Moorish castle is perched on the city's highest hill. The view from the castle walls is breathtaking. Don't feel like climbing every hill on foot? Grab one of Lisbon's many trams, cable cars or lifts. The Elevador de Santa Justa reminds you of the Eiffel Tower. Tram 28 is the world famous yellow tram that follows a beautiful route through the city's old districts.