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Lisbon Instagram spots and photography guide: best photo locations and sights

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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Our top Instagram photo locations in Lisbon

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 Torre de Belem #torredebelem (no.1 attraction)

Miradouro da Senhora do Monte (no.1 viewpoint)

Lxfactory #lxfactory (no.2 attraction)
Cristo Rei (viewpoint) #cristorei (no.2 viewpoint)

How about these activities?
Lisbon has a host of fun activities, and some of the best offered by include:

The Praça do Comércio #pracadocomercio (no.3 attraction)
Castelo de Sao Jorge #castelodesaojorge (no.3 viewpoint)
The Oceanário de Lisboa #oceanariodelisboa (no.4 attraction)
Portas do Sol #alfama (no.4 viewpoint)

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.

The number 28 tram #tram28 (no.5 attraction)
Elevador de Santa Justa #elevadordesantajusta (no.5 viewpoint)
Rossio #rossio (no.6 attraction)
Miradouro Parque Eduardo VII (no.6 viewpoint)
Alfama district #alfama (no.7 attraction)
Miradouro de Santa Catarina (Adamastror) (no.7 viewpoint)
Pink Street #pinkstreet (no.8 attraction)
Timeout food market #timeoutlisbon (no.9 attraction)
Se cathedral (no.10 attraction)
Jardim de São Pedro de Alcântara (no.10 viewpoint)
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