In Lisbon, there is no shortage of opportunities to take a good photo. The city is full of beautiful corners and its light is magical – it’s perfect for any photography lover. But what are the most Instagrammable places in Lisbon? Warmrental shares with you where to take photos in Lisbon so you can save memories to look back on and update your Instagram with amazing photos while exploring this beautiful city!
The Most Instagrammable Places In Lisbon
1. Senhora do Monte Viewpoint
The Nossa Senhora do Monte Viewpoint is one of the highest points in Lisbon and the view, of course, is fantastic! From here, you can photograph the Tagus River and some of the main tourist spots in the city, such as the São Jorge Castle.
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2. Tram 28
The mythical Tram 28 is also a great prop for a photo. Its route starts at Martim Moniz and ends in Campo de Ourique, passing by some of the most interesting historical sites in the city. Although the metro can be an easier and faster way to get around Lisbon, a ride on tram 28 is an excellent way to explore the Portuguese capital on a historic public transport.
3. Santa Justa Lift
The Santa Justa Lift, built in the 19th century, connects Downtown Lisbon to Largo do Carmo and is one of the main tourist attractions in Lisbon. With an impressive cast iron structure, it is an incredible backdrop for a photo. Then, take the elevator up to the viewpoint, where you can enjoy and photograph the fantastic view over the city.
4. Pink Street
At night, Nova do Carvalho Street – better known as Pink Street – is one of the most vibrant streets in Lisbon. During the day, you can take a very colorful photo here.
5. Portas do Sol Viewpoint
The Portas do Sol Viewpoint in Alfama is a short distance from São Jorge Castle. After a visit to the castle, head to Portas do Sol and enjoy the view to the São Vicente de Fora Monastery, the National Pantheon, and the Santo Estêvão Church.
Alfama is the oldest neighborhood and one of the most charismatic in the city of Lisbon. It goes from São Jorge Castle to the Tagus River and is ideal for photography lovers. At the sound of Fado, get lost in the streets of what is considered the heart of the city.
7. Santa Luzia Viewpoint
For a wide view over Alfama and the Tagus River, head to Santa Luzia Viewpoint. Take the opportunity to watch the fantastic cruises arriving or departing from Lisbon. At sunset, the photo will be even better!
8. Terreiro do Paço
Head up to the Rua Augusta Arch for a spectacular view and photo of Terreiro do Paço and the Tagus River. Terreiro do Paço, also known as Comercio Square, is a huge pedestrian square, symbol of the reconstruction of Lisbon after the 1755 earthquake. In its center, you can see the statue of D. José I King , framed by the Arc de Triomphe.
9. Ler Devagar Bookstore
For book and photography lovers, Ler Devagar bookshop is the perfect place to combine these two passions. This bookstore, considered one of the most beautiful in the world, is located in one of the most trendy places in the city – the LX Factory.
10. Cais das Colunas
In Praça do Comércio you will find Cais das Colunas, where many gather to socialize and enjoy the sunset by the Tagus River. Isn’t it a great place for a beautiful photo?
11. Belem Tower
The Belém Tower, built to defend the Tagus River during the reign of King Manuel I, is one of the main landmarks of the city. It is also a World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal.
12. Jeronimos Monastery
Built in the 16th century by King D. Manuel I, the Jeronimos Monastery has been a National Monument since 1907 and a World Heritage Site since 1983. Ideal for history and photography lovers!
The Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT), in Belém, is an EDP Foundation project. Its geometric shapes at sunset provide great photographic moments!
14. Champalimaud Foudation
The Champalimaud Foundation is a Portuguese foundation that develops research activities in the biomedical science field. Outside, you can take incredible photos given the architecture of the space.
What did you think of our selection of some of the best places to photograph in Lisbon? What’s your favorite?