The original, independent guide to Lisbon
Lisbon is a colourful and vibrant city that is just waiting to fill your Instagram account with glorious images and wonderful memories. This is a young and energetic city, that is proud of its heritage and culture diversity, and will provide the perfect holiday backdrop and inspiration for your posts.
This article will provide a guide to our favourite Instagram photo locations, covering the iconic monuments of the city and the perfect settings for an enduring holiday memory of you and your friends.
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The map below displays the finest locations to capture the beauty of the city. Having so many potential locations we have divided the list into two — the blue set highlights the inspirational and cultural sights of Lisbon while the yellow tags display best viewpoints.
Note: This article only considers Lisbon and does not discuss scenic Sintra, the glorious beaches of Cascais or the pretty walled town of Obidos. For a full guide to the day trips from Lisbon please see this article.
The following section details why each of the monuments or viewpoints has been included in our top Instagram locations of Lisbon, and provides links to further in-depth guides.
The Portas do Sol is the classic view of Lisbon, which you saw in a thousand posts before heading to Lisbon. It overlooks the tiled roofs of the Alfama district and out to the Tejo Estuary, and during cruise season, massive cruise liners moor along the riverfront.
Insider tip: There is a viewpoint behind the Igreja de Santa Luzia church, and is less touristy along with having benches, tiled walls and wrought iron-rails, ideal for varied poses.