It is no surprise that Lisbon has become one of the most popular capitals in Europe due to its warm weather, delicious food, reasonable prices
I have been extremely lucky to have been living in Lisbon for a while. I’ve visited (and photographed) all of these places many, many times. So without
Praça do Comércio
If you search for photos from Lisbon, I’m sure the ones from Praça do Comércio will be along the first ones you will find. Lisbon’s largest square is also one of the largest in Europe.
Miradouro da Senhora do Monte
During my Erasmus year, this was one of my most favorite places in the city. I often went there to work out, to have a beer with my friends and I even went there on one of the first dates with my boyfriend. :)
I feel like the place doesn’t need much explanation – it’s one of the highest viewpoints in Lisbon which means you can see a variety of pretty things. For example the castle, the riverside, and even the famous bridge Ponte 25 de Abril. It got pretty touristic over the years but that’s doesn’t really come as a surprise due to the stunning view it offers.
Parque Eduardo VII
Beautiful park located on the north of Avenida da Liberdade. This park offers amazing views over the Marques de Pombal square and central Lisbon all the way to the Tagus river.
Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara
This is definitely one of the most famous viewpoints in Lisbon. It’s located on the top of Barrio Alto, the popular old neighborhood which is known for its nightlife. Check out this viewpoint for the beautiful views of the castle and the rest of the city.
Miradouro das Portas do Sol
Located in Alfama, this viewpoint offers great views over the pantheon, the red rooftops and all the way to the river. It is quite a touristic spot but if you want to snap a beautiful photo, this is definitely the spot you should check out.
Castelo de Sāo Jorge
If you’re visiting Lisbon make sure to visit the castle for the fantastic views of the city. And if you’re lucky, you’ll see some peacocks as well.
Jardim do Torel
If the above mentioned viewpoints are too touristic for your taste, then I highly recommend checking out Jardim do Torel. It’s a small and relaxed park offering lovely city and water views. During summer they open up a swimming pool and create an artificial sandy beach next to it. How awesome is that?
Whether it is at Praça Luís de Camões, in Alfama or in Bica, try to catch a glimpse of the photogenic yellow tram. The most famous one is Tram 28 which starts its journey at Praça Martim Moniz.
Casa do Alentejo
If you’re looking for some Moroccan vibes in the centre of Lisbon, look no further. Situated in a Moorish palace, this restaurant offers oriental vibes and is very beautifully decorated.
This roofless church is definitely one of the most dramatic sights in Lisbon. It is actually more of a ruin than a functional church. The complex got damaged beyond repair during the great earthquake in 1755. It now serves as an archeological museum
Located in Cais do Sodré, this area turns into one big crazy party during the night. During the day however,Pink Street is actually a very photogenic street.
Panorâmico de Monsanto
Just a few years ago this place was known as a secret viewpoint visited almost only by locals. It was a building covered with graffiti and prohibited to enter. It used to be an exclusive high society restaurant in the late 1960s which was left completely abandoned over the years. This place was without a doubt one of the coolest places I’ve seen in Lisbon. Nowadays it is getting more and more popular and is even open to the public. The last time we’ve visited we even saw a tour taking place there! Nevertheless, it is super cool to visit it as it offers one of the best panoramic views over the whole city.
Ponte 25 de Abril
Have you seen some photos of Lisbon but you thought it was San Francisco? That’s because of its famous bridge Ponte 25 de Abril which is very similar to the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco. You can catch the nicest view either between Alcântara and Belém or from the Cristo Rei statue on the other side of the river.
Only 20 min from the center of Lisbon one can find beautiful Belém. Famous for its monuments such as the Monument of the Discoveries, Belém Tower or the Jeronimos Monastery. Belém is also home to the original pastel de nata (pastel de Belém) which
Overall, these are only a few places I always find super photogenic and ‘gram worthy in the Portuguese capital. But there are so many more worth capturing on literally every corner! What are your favorite ones in Lisbon?
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