Best Instagram Photo Spots in Lisbon

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 and friendly locals. But there is one thing that separates Lisbon from other cities even more and that is how crazy photogenic it is. Whether it’s because of its hilly streets, old buildings, stunning viewpoints or yellow trams, Lisbon is camera worthy on literally every corner.

If you haven’t been to Lisbon yet, make sure to check out my post about things to know before visiting Lisbon first.

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 further ado, here are some places of which the photos will make your friends jealous and put your Instagram feed to another level.

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.

Praça do Comércio
Rua Augusta Arch

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.

Miradouro da Senhora do Monte

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.

On the top of the Parque Eduardo VII.

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 de São Pedro de Alcântara

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.

Miradouro das Portas do Sol

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.

Castelo de Sāo Jorge
If you’re lucky you can see a peacock while visiting the castle.

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?

Jardim do Torel

Yellow Tram

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.

Tram 28 at Praça Luís de Camões.
The famous yellow tram on the way up the hill from the Restauradores square.

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.

Moroccan vibes at Casa do Alentejo.

Carmo Convent

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.

Carmo Convent

Pink street

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.

Pink 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.

Ponte 25 de Abril

Belém

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 remains a secret recipe up to this day. Photogenic corners all around.

The Monument of Discoveries
Belém Tower

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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