Visit PortugalTop 10 Lisbon Terraces: Your Guide To The Hidden Gems

Jack Johnson3 weeks ago

Looking for somewhere to relax and enjoy the magnificent Portuguese weather? Check out your list of Top 10 Terraces in Lisbon!

And brace yourself, because not all terraces in Lisbon are equal and you’ll not find this list anywhere else. There really are some breath-taking terraces in Lisbon.

Our Top 10 Terraces in Lisbon

We will briefly describe them and their location, the reason we consider them special and much more.

When developing this list, we had 2 things into consideration:

  • where could you see and experience the most of what Lisbon has to offer?
  • where could you abandon the concrete jungle without really leaving Lisbon?

Keeping this in mind and wanting you to have a unique experience while visiting Lisbon, we present you our list of Top 10 Terraces in Lisbon.

The list presents these Terraces randomly since we believe they are all fantastic in their own way.

You will find out that there are some common traces between them. The sympathy of the staff, the view, or the quality of the service are only some of them.

But let’s get started, shall we?

Ah and btw, the best way to reach each terrace might just be by using the Lisboa Card. check what we wrote about the Lisboa Card how it works and why it’s worth it.

Denis Chef

The first on the list.

What would you say about having a piece of the most wonderful handmade pastry in the middle of a Desert Oasis, while never leaving Lisbon?

Denis Chef Terrace Pastry Lisbon
Denis Chef Terrace Pastry Lisbon

It is exactly what Denis Chef offers.

Described as a modern and elegant space located in the very heart of Lisbon, this definitely deserves its place on our top 10 Terraces in Lisbon.

Location Denis Chef Lisbon

Denis chef is located in Praça Dom Luís i 30, 1200-148 Lisboa (basically near time-out market and cais-do-sodré metro station)

Check out google maps directions to Denis chef below:

The pure joy of having one of Denis Galygin’s creations in a beautiful old courtyard, surrounded by palm trees and fresh air translates in a unique experience.

Menu and service – What can you enjoy in Denis Chef?

Although the menu varies from time to time, in order to get the most from the seasonal ingredients, one thing is for sure: the deliciousness of the handcrafted creations you will be served exceed any expectation you might have.

Denis uses organic ingredients from all over the world (including Portugal and the Azores) to create a wide range of desserts (from eclairs to chocolate cakes and others).

Desserts cost on average 3.5€, which is, in my opinion, a very good deal.

Every single dessert is worth trying, but I’d recommend you try this “chocolate cake

Denis Chef Lisbon Terrace
Denis Chef Lisbon Terrace

Contacts

Contacts:

Reviews

Overall reviews for Denis Chef are very positive. In Google, he has 5 out of 5 stars.

In Zomato his rating is a bit lower.

3.8 out of 5.

But check out one of his reviewers:

Review Denis Chef Lisbon
Review Denis Chef Lisbon

Opening hours

Denis Chef is from Tuesday to Sunday from 12 am to 10 pm.
Monday is their day-off.

Topo Chiado terrace bar

Topo Chiado is much more than a Terrace in Lisbon. It is a spectacular viewpoint, giving you one of the best 360 degrees views over Lisbon!

The vibe is fantastic, and the architecture is simply impressing.

Topo Chiado terrace Lisbon
Topo Chiado terrace Lisbon

Location Topo Chiado Lisbon

Located in one of the most emblematic locations in Lisbon, Terraços do Carmo, Topo Chiado (Terraços do Carmo, 1200-288 Lisboa) offers you the possibility to spend all your day in their premises, without ever getting bored.

Check out google maps directions to Topo Chiado below:

Menu, cocktails and important information

If you would like to enjoy one of their fantastic cocktails while you also enjoy the sunny day, just chilling on their sofas and lounges, it’s up to you.

If, on the other hand, you would like to have a bite, it’s also possible. Just go upstairs, seat at a table and the amazing staff will take care of the rest (lunch, dinner and drinks). Check their menu on their website and other information such as accessibility and parking.

Topo Chiado food
Topo Chiado food

Topo Chiado may be a good option for having Brunch. It cost approximately 16€ and you can reserve a table through thefork with discount.

Contacts and Review

Contacts:

Review

Topo has a 4,2 stars review on Google and a 4,0 rating on Tripadvisor(check more reviews). Also, check one of the reviewers:

Topo Chiado Review

Opening Hours

Topo Chiado is open every day from:

  • 11:00 AM to 02:00 AM

When visiting the Chiado area, go up to the Topo and be part of the experience. It really is astounding.

Looking for something beautiful to visit? Why not the Pena Palace? It’s a wonderful 1-day trip from Lisbon that we recommend to our readers.

Graça Church Lisbon Terrace – Esplanada Igreja da Graça

As you may know by now, the neighbourhood of Graça is one of the many “must see” in Lisbon in order to really feel the essence of the city.

Located in the Graça Neighborhood, this terrace deserves its place on the top 10 Terraces in Lisbon because of the view and the atmosphere.

esplanada-graca-top-terraces-lisbon
Esplanada Graça Top Terraces Lisbon

It’s all around you!

Graça Church Terrace’s

In this neighbourhood, you will find a church, called Igreja da Graça (Church of Graça). By this church, a terrace and a viewpoint where you can gaze upon Lisbon.

You get to see the castle right there, to the left. A bit to the right, straight ahead, the Bridge “25 de Abril”.

And between you and the Tagus River, the city of Lisbon, tingling with life.

Check out Graca Church Terrace’s location (Largo da Graça, 1170-165 Lisboa) on Google maps below:

Contacts

Contacts:

Menu, drinks and important information

Check out their menu and trust us, if you are passing by, have an expresso or a beer at the end of the day and enjoy.

Review

Esplanada da graca has a 4,4 rating on Google and a 4,5 on Tripadvisor (check more reviews). Also, check one of the reviewers:

Esplanada da Graca Review

Opening hours

Esplanada da Graca is open every day from:

  • 10:00 AM to 02:00 AM

Watch the sunset. Enjoy the shade. Be happy!

Your mind will thank you later.

Wondering where to go next? Try Sesimbra!

Portas do Sol Terrace

It is true that the Graça Neighborhood is a “must see”, but so is the Alfama Neighborhood. It is yet one more place to really live and experience Lisbon, right from inside the city’s heart.

portas-do-sol-top-terraces-lisbon
Portas do Sol Terrace

When in the Alfama Neighborhood, search for the Portas do Sol Terrace and you will understand its place on this top 10 list.

Their cocktails are amazing, and being able to enjoy them while having this view over the Tagus is simply mesmerizing.

The price for two is usually around 30 euros.

Contacts and important information

Check Portas do Sol location (Largo das Portas do Sol, Beco de Santa Helena, 1100-411 Lisboa) on Google Maps below:

Review

Portas do Sol features a 4,4 review on Google and a 3,5 stars review on Tripadvisor(check more reviews). Also, check one of the reviewers below:

Portas do Sol Review

Opening hours

Portas do sol is open every day from 10:00 AM to 00:00 AM.

It is an elegant place and it is known as one of the best places to have brunch, lunch or just enjoy some Sangria. No matter if you chose to relax on their chairs or just lie down on their lounges, you will actually think you’re in the clouds. Trust us on this.

If you are in the area, give it a try!

Zero Zero

Imagine eating some Italian food by one of the most beautiful places in Lisbon: the Botanical Garden.

With so many things to do and to visit in Lisbon, it may be easy to forget that the Botanical Garden is one of them, but it is our job to remind you of it.

zero-zero-top-lisbon-terraces
Zero Zero Top Lisbon Terraces

Right by this little piece of Paradise, you will find the corner of said Paradise: the Zero Zero Bar and Restaurant.

Their speciality is Italian food, mainly a beautiful, whole wheat typical Italian dough pizza made in an oak-wood oven, but their “wow factor” is really the location. Check Google maps directions below:

Contacts and important information

Review

Zerozero got a 4,4 review on Google and 4,0 on Tripadvisor (check more reviews)!

Opening hours

Zerozero is open from 12:00 PM to 00:00 AM every day!

If you enjoy Italian food, some Italian cheese, and other typical Italian ingredients, you could even take some with you. Just ask the staff. Their selection is mouthwatering!

Want to see the sights near Lisbon? Check out Setubal!

Ferroviário

Considered one of Lisbon best terraces, this one deserves its place on our Top 10 Terraces in Lisbon because we think it has it all.

Ferroviario Top Terraces Lisbon

From a dream-like view to some gorgeous Central and South-American influenced dishes, you will definitely want to visit the Ferroviário and have a taste of the world right by the Tagus.

Location

Whether you like concerts or parties, barbeque or simply chilling out on a sofa drinking your beer or your cocktail, the Ferroviário will indulge you. Try it out on Santa Apolónia Street.
Check out Ferroviário location on Google Maps below:

Since Ferroviário is located near Santa Apolónia station and you might be wondering how to get around check out our Lisbon Public Transport Guide!

Contacts

Review

Ferroviario has a 4,2 stars review on Google and a 3,5 stars review on Tripadvisor(check more reviews). Also, check out this review below:

Ferroviario Review

Opening hours

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 18:00 PM to 01:00 AM
  • Thursday: 18:00 PM to 01:00 AM
  • Friday: 18:00 PM to 03:00 AM
  • Saturday: 18:00 PM to 03:00 AM
  • Sunday: 17:00 PM to 00:00 AM

Chill-Out Limão Terrace

One of the most picturesque Terraces in Lisbon, Chill-Out Limão invites you to come in, sit down and be overwhelmed by all the colour and light it provides.

Sitting on the top of the H10 Duque de Loulé Hotel, this 150m2 terrace offers yet another beautiful panoramic view over of the city of Lisbon and mainly over the Pombaline Downtown.

From the top of the Hotel, on the 10th floor, until the Tagus river, the view is all yours!
Check out Chill Out Limão location on Google Maps below:

Review

In case you are wondering what makes this place so special, it’s easy.

First, you have the cocktails, then the snacks. But even better, however, is the décor. When entering this place, you will feel yourself as in one of the most traditional, but somehow amazingly contemporary, places in Lisbon and in Portugal.

Chill Out Limão has a 4,6 review on Google and a 4,0 review on Tripadvisor:

Chill Out Limao Review

Opening hours

Chill out Limão is open from 12:00 PM to 20:00 PM every day!

Check also other things to do in Lisbon!

Memmo Alfama Wine Bar & terrace

Next on our top 10 Terraces in Lisbon List is the place with the red pool. Yep, you read it correctly! Located in one of the best places in Lisbon, Memmo Alfama Wine Bar & Terrace does not disappoint.

Memmo Top Terraces Lisbon

This amazing terrace is known for many things, one of them being the view, the service and, of course, the red, luxurious pool.

In addition, as the name suggests, you will be able to find an extensive and delicious wine selection, no matter what you fancy at the moment.

In order to have full access to the pool, you have to be a guest at the Hotel over which the Terrace is located.

Check out Memmo’s location (Tv. Merceeiras 27, 1100-348 Lisboa) on Google Maps below:

But we think that drinking a glass of wine while enjoying the elegance of the place and the view it offers it’s quit enough to amaze most of us. What do you think?

Learn more about potuguese wine and what you should try while in Portugal!

Contacts

Review

Check out one of Memmo’s reviews on Tripadvisor below:

Memmo Review

Opening Hours

Memmo Terrace is open every day from 18:00 PM to 23:00 PM.

Take the advice of many travellers and give yourself the chance to spend a beautiful afternoon in Lisbon, away from the worldly problems.

Rio Maravilha Terrace

Before we go any further, let us remind you that one of the best places to visit in Lisbon is the LX Factory.

In short, the reason we think it is a “must see” in Lisbon is so that you get the feeling of what it is possible to do when you have some vision. In this case, the vision was to turn an abandoned, industrial place, in one of the coolest and progressive places in Lisbon.

Rio Maravilha Top Terraces Lisbon

Among all the impressive things you will find in the LX Factory is the Terrace of the Rio Maravilha Bar and Restaurant.

Nowadays it is known as a beautiful place to have a drink or enjoy a meal with a privileged view over the Tagus and the 25 de Abril bridge. In the old days, this was the canteen of the workers of this industrial area.

Check out Rio Maravilha’s location (R. Rodrigues de Faria 103, 1300-501 Lisboa) on Google Maps below:

Their offer consists of chef-designed dishes, original cocktails and an industrial, but contemporary décor. Also, check out their menu!

However, it is our modest opinion that it is the sunset that wins it all. And that’s why it deserves its place as one of the 10 best Terraces in Lisbon.

Contacts

Review

Rio Maravilha features a 4,4 review on Google and a 4,0 stars review on Tripadvisor(check more reviews!). Also, check this review below:

Rio Maravilha Review

Opening Hours

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 12:30 PM to 02:00 AM
  • Wednesday: 12:30 PM to 02:00 AM
  • Thursday: 12:30 PM to 02:00 AM
  • Friday: 12:30 PM to 03:00 AM
  • Saturday: 12:30 PM to 03:00 AM
  • Monday: 12:20 PM to 00:00 AM

Trust us, and many visitors, and let you be overwhelmed by this one of a kind place.

Don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter to get insider tips from locals!

Sky Bar

Last, but not least, on our Top 10 Terraces in Lisbon is the one and only Sky Bar. Considered as one of the best Rooftop Terraces in Lisbon, Sky Bar offers you more than a place to have some fun and enjoy the view.

Having a drink at Sky Bar is an experience.

Sky Bar Terrace Lisbon
Sky Bar Terrace Lisbon

Located on the top of one of the best-known hotels in the city, Hotel Tivoli, it offers you elegance sophistication in a luxurious and a relaxed environment, as well as an incredible view of Lisbon, all from the downtown down to the Tagus river. Check out Sky Bar’s location (Av. da Liberdade 185, 1269-050 Lisboa) on Google Maps below:

Contacts

Review

Sky Bar has a 4,3 stars review on Google and a 4,0 stars review on Tripadvisor (check out more reviews!). Also, take a look at this review below:

Sky Bar Review

From the staff to the cocktails, to the music and to the experience, Sky Bar is one of a kind and it does live up to its reputation.
Prepare to be another one falling in love and come back again, and again, and again…Also, check out their menu!

Opening Hours

Sky Bar is opened every day from 17:00 PM to 01:00 AM.

What’s the best Lisbon terrace?

So there you have it, our list of Top 10 Terraces in Lisbon.

As we previously said, these are not the only 10 great terraces in Lisbon. There is much more to see and to explore.

Even for those who living in Lisbon, some of these places are hidden gems that they discover months or years after they open.

Going to a Portuguese terrace is a cultural thing

If you are thinking about visiting Lisbon, or any other place in Portugal for that matter, you will see that nearly each little coffee shop or pastry shop has its own terrace or “Esplanada” as it’s called in Portuguese.

Why? Just think about the weather in Portugal throughout the year. About 300 days of sunshine! Beautiful, neat, sunshine, readily available to be enjoyed. Wouldn’t you pause for a second and enjoy an Esplanada?

Maybe just for a little expresso? Or a nice, cold beer? Maybe a cocktail at sunset?

Terraces in Lisbon and Portuguese old habits…

That’s exactly what the Portuguese people like to do. Just old Portuguese traditions.

Some say it’s a habit the Portuguese learned with the French from Paris. We don’t really know, but it may be.

Either way, we are just glad it is so. Because after a long day of work, or on a hot summer night, or on a beautiful weekend day, one of the best things to do is to relax on a beautiful terrace, enjoy the sun, the wind, the view, the company or the silence.

Don’t really know what to do or where to go next in Lisbon? Check out 10 free things to do in Lisbon!

Jack Johnson

A man only has maybe two or three chances to decide to change his life completely. In one of those moments, I discovered Portugal and fell in love. Since then, I divide my time between Portugal and New Zealand searching for the perfect wave and scribbling for a living.

Jeronimos Monastery Lisbon

Want to learn more about visiting Portugal?

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

Type of visitor

I consent the usage of my data for:

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest