of Lisbon, Portugal
This page features panoramas of Lisbon, capital city
of Portugal, the city where I was born, where I live and the one I photograph
The city unfolds over multiple hills, offering high viewpoints,
numerous belvederes and attractive slopes.
pictures were obtained with digital cameras featuring a special mode for panoramas,
except for the photos taken with Minolta Z5, in which case the angle step is variable
and the exposure is manual.
Since the file size of each picture is above
200Kb, I added an intermediate size with approximately 50Kb to 100Kb.
panoramas of other locations, see bottom of page.
technical data on the right shows the equivalent focal distance in conventional
35mm (135 film), the angle is the azimuth spanned by the camera and the ratio
is the aspect ratio, between horizontal and vertical.|
Gulbenkian Foundation Gardens,
Partial view of Calouste Gulbenkian
Foundation gardens, a realm of leisure and culture in Lisbon since 1969.
Gulbenkian Park area (0,07km2= 0.033sqmi) is located
in central Lisbon, on the intersection of roads, railways and subways. It was
projected by architects Ribeiro Telles and Viana Barreto, as one of early examples
in Portugal of landscape architecture in urban environments. Their achievement
is witnessed by hundreds of visitors that go there every day to look for a few
minutes rest, away of city noise. After years of intense use, the park is currently
Chiado Hill, Lisbon
Chiado Hill viewed from the Senhora do Monte Belvedere.
the image foreground, one can identify (from left to right) the yellow buildings
ontop of Calçada de São Francisco, the white building of Armazens
do Chiado (originally a monastery, currently a shopping centre), then the Santa
Justa Elevantor, built by Mesnier du Ponsard, the ruins of Carmo Monastery, and
the Carmo barracks.
You should notice that between the confusion of buildings
and streets, some courtyards remain, where palmtrees grow.
Lisboa seen from Joinal, Almada
Joinal Belvedere is located near Monte de Caparica, on the south bank of the Tagus.
From there one can appreciate the Tagus estuary and the entry of Lisbon port,
defined by the "25 de Abril" bridge.
This photo was taken after
dusk and reveals a bluish panorama with highlights on the waterfront. Following
the hilltops from left to right, one can see the Monsanto Forest Park; below it
is the National Palace of Ajuda, which is illuminated; the valley of Alcantara
and the Amoreiras towers.
Livres" Aqueduct and Monsanto Forest, Lisboa, Portugal
View of the
Águas Livres (free waters) Aqueduct, built from 1729 to 1748, to
supply water to Lisbon public fountains, both in quantity and quality. The Monsanto
Forest grows on the hill behind it. On the right, one can see the new office buildings
of Campolide district.
This panorama was taken from the Universidade
Nova de Lisboa campus.
Graça district to the Arco da Graça street, Lisboa, Portugal
of some Lisbon's typical districts, seen from the Martim Moniz square. This panorama
replaces an earlier one, named "Mouraria and St George Castle" taken
on January 2002. The hewer one covers a wider angle on a sunnier day.
While scrolling the photo, you'll find a description of the highlights.
Lisbon viewed from Cacilhas,
If you cross the River Tagus by ferry (15 minutes) and you look
northwards, you'll see the port with the city behind, from Alcântara to
Due to the limitations on the lens and the absence
of a tripod, the quality threshold was lowered to accommodate such a wide format.
In addition to the fortuitous errors, there is one fault I left for you
to find. When you do, you'll know in what sense this panorama was shot.
The port of Lisbon, Portugal
view of the port of Lisbon, above the Navy Arsenal. On the left, there is Terreiro
do Paço and on the right there is Cais do Sodré and the older Tagus
bridge (1966). On the other Tagus bank, the LISNAVE shipyards are visible.
Castle and the Cathedral, Lisbon, Portugal
This image shows, from left
to right, St. Georges' Castle, the Cathedral, and the Dome of the Municipality
of Lisbon (Lisbon City Hall).
Como curiosidade fotográfica, os cabos
do eléctrico que cruzam a cena ilustram a qualidade do programa de geração
view of the EXPO'98 site, Lisbon, Portugal
Four years after the world exhibition
EXPO'98 (see photo album), the exhibition site
is developing large real estate projects with scaffolding everywhere.
photo shows, from left to right, the railway with the Oriente train station the
Cabeço das Rolas garden in the foreground, the Pavilion of the Knowledge
of the Seas, (white) the Camões Theater (blue) and the Galp Tower, a hallmark
of the Gate of the Sea.
river Tagus and downtown Lisbon, Portugal
Downtown Lisbon viewed from the
belvedere of "Senhora do Monte". This picture was taken just after sunset.
the left, there is the castle, then the hill of "Bairro Alto", Looking
to the right, you can see the Amoreiras towers and the Sheraton Hotel, raising
above the average skyline.
from the de Senhora do Monte hill, Lisbon, Portugal
The Tagus estuary is
visible, from Montijo to Cacilhas. On the Lisbon side, the Castle raises over
the rooftops. This image is a complement of the previous one: it covers the area
east of the Castle, while the other covers the areas west of the castle.
Lisbon by night, Portugal
Lisbon's downtown by night, viewed from the belvedere
of "Senhora do Monte", in the Graça district. The Castle is on
the left, and the older Tagus bridge is on the center. The bright spot on the
right is the Church of "Estrela".
I, João Gomes Mota, keep all the authorship and reproduction rights of
The copy and reproduction of these
photographs is not authorised, although I can do very little to prevent
In case you want a copy, contact
me. Your courtesy will be rewarded wit a higher quality file, whenever possible.
addition to this page, there are three other panorama pages:
Portugal is shaped by the Tagus
river that cuts the country in two. To the south, plains and sparse forest dominate
the landscape. On the inland, population is currently scarce whilst traces of
ancient peoples abound.
The Tagus valley is defined by a
chain of hills and mountains named Montejunto-Estrela; these mountains feature
the typical relief North from Tagus: steeper slopes, thicker forests - especially
pinewood - and denser population.
Some panoramas from Spain and Italy and references
to other sites featuring panorama photos and software to create panoramas.
|©2002-05 João Gomes Mota|
|Published: June 2002. Last update: June 2005.|