At one side of the Miradouro da Nossa senhora do Monte is the Igreja da Nossa senhora do Monte (Church of our Lady of the Mount). This guy was making the porch in front of the main doors of the church, his home for the night. The church doesn't seem to be in use for any other purposes. I got the distinct idea that he is a refugee, who crossed the Mediteranean. I have seen some other cases of people sleeping in the streets, but they were few.
I spoke to a guy in Portugal, with a doctorate in economics and anthropology. Portugal declared themselves willing to receive 10,000 refugees, after being called on to take 1,600 refugees. Despite the open and friendly attitude of the Portuguese towards the refugees from across the Mediteranean - not a lot of refugees seem to be arriving. The guy explained to me that as a result of rebuild following the Salazar era, income is still somewhat low, compared to other European countries. Also, Portugal is not so hot on social support as some other countries. The result is that Portugal is not high on the refugees' destination list.