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Lisbon is heaven for bloggers, Instagram influencers and photographers. This picturesque city is one of the most photogenic one I have ever visited. The streets, the murals, the “miradoures” (view points), the tile buildings and all landmarks. Well, it was impossible to put the camera down when exploring this beautiful gem. We left Lisbon after five amazing days with more than 1000 photos. The only negative side is the work you are left with when home.  In this post I will share all of my favorite Lisbon instagram spots and some of my favorite Lisbon photos from this trip!

Want to know more what to do in Lisbon? Then check out my Lisbon Travel Guide!

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A Windy Day in the Corridors behind Arco da Rua Agusta

1. Alfama – The Old Beauty That Never Fades Away!

Alfama is the old part of Lisbon and for sure one of the most instagramable one. The toursits are many but as always if you dare to step away from the main streets, you will leave the crowds behind and find the most gorgeous spots.

The streets of Alfama are stunnning and with the right timing you will be able to get a true postcard photo.

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Pretty Rua Agusto Rosa in Alfama

My favorite Lisbon instagram spot was a cute little square and viewpoint just up the hill from our boutique hotel, Memmo Alfama. The traditional Portuguese tiles, the roses, the colors – a dream for photographers!

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My Favorite Lisbon Instagram Spot off Rua Agusto Rosa
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Magic Place!

2. The Castle with a Breathtaking View

St Gorge’s Castle is probably one of the most popular tourist attractions in Lisbon but still this was one of my favorite Lisbon Instagram spots and viewpoints. Even though the line was long, once in the place did not feel that crowded. First out is the view from all different angles. Just breathtaking!

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My Favorite Lisbon View

Strolling around the castle you get transferred back in time and it is easy to image life as a princess here decades ago!

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Castle Life
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Come here early in the morning before the crowds come for a great shot!

3. The Streets & Tile Buildings

The streets of Lisbon are the made for Instagram and photography and so are the tile dressed buildings in various beautiful colors.

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Tiles, tiles & tiles everywhere!

Except for Alfma, Bairro Alto is another stunning area and THE party place in Lisbon. During the night, the streets are filled with restaurants and happy people. This vibe is for sure something you have to experience when in Lisbon.

However during the days, the vibe is totally different. Sleepy after a long and tough night, a bit of a hangover feeling as the smell of bear and liquer is still in the air but the streets a just gorgeous and almost empty. Just some locals waking up, starting to prepare for another night. There is so much soul in this hood and during the days you get a glimpse of the local life and also a bit of that typical Lisbon melancholy. Life behind the beautiful facades are not always easy…

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Bairro Alto by Day
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The Colorful Streets of Lisbon

4. Lisbon Pink Vibes

If you like me love pink vibes, Lisbon is full of sweet spots for you. The first one is the famous Ruo Nova Do Carvalho street, Lisbon’s red light district that nowadays has a pink street.  For a photo without the crowds, head here during the afternoon.

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The Pink Party Street

If you just spontaneously explore the streets of Alfama and Bairro Alto you will also discover a lot cute pink buildings, like below in the yard outside Memmo Alfama Hotel.

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Could not resist this pink beauty

5. The Miradoures – Lisbon from Above!

Lisbon is built upon seven hills and the city is literally full of viewpoints where you can get some great captures of this gem from above.

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Lisbon from above
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Could stand here forever..

6. The Obligatory Tram Photos 

Lisbon is in many ways similar to San Francisco. One common feature is the trams and a photo is of course a must before leaving this capital.

Rua Da Bica de Duarte Belo – A great Spot for a Tram Shot!
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A Common Lisbon Sight

7. The Famous Lisbon Landmarks 

Lisbon is a city with many faces and even though my favorite spots are beyond the crowds, some of the major attractions are also worth waking up early for.  Arco Da Rua Agusta and Comercio Plaza are a beautiful place.

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Arco da Rua Agusta

Take the popular tram 28 to Belem and you will see a totally different part of Lisbon and get some nice sea breeze from the Tagus river.  Belem tower is beautiful but if you want to have some great photos without hundreds of other tourists you better wake up early.

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The stunning Belem Tower

Jeronimos Monastary is a masterpiece and so are many other creations in this area!

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Jeronimos Monastery – A Masterpiece!

Lisbon is also full of many beautiful sqauares, especially along Avenida da Liberdade.

Monumento dos Restauradores

8. LX Factory – Where the Hip Crowd Hang Out!

LX Factory, a hip oasis below the 25 de Abril bridge. If you are into design boutiques, cool restaurants and cafés this is the place to be.

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LX Factory – Such a Cool Area!
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A Hidden Gem

LX Cantina  is an Instagram dream but the entire place are full of cute stores and boutiques.

9. The Arty Side of Lisbon

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A Colorful Spot outside Time Out Market!

Lisbon is known for its murals so if you are into street art, you will enjoy the creatively decorated streets. Some of the most famous pieces you can find in Bairro Alto but as always I loved the ones you find in some hidden corners.

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Colorful Murals in Alfama!

10. The Instagramable Hotels & Restaurants

If like boutique hotels and rooftops, I have two gems for you that you need to pay a visit. First out is H10 Duque de Loulé, a design heaven with a small rooftop with a breathtaking view of the rooftops of Lisbon.

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Love this Decor
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Such a Cute Rooftop!

In Alfama hides a small boutique star, Memmo Alfama. This hotel also has an adorable rooftop with a view over the old city and the Tagus river with  a red inifinity pool.

Read all about these two boutique hotels in my Lisbon Hotel Review!

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The Rooftop of Memmo Alfama!

Moderna Taberna is the Instagram star among Lisbon restaurants with its eclectic and colorful design and the food definitely makes this place a must visit.

Check out all my favorite Lisbon restaurants in my restaurant review!

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Eclectic Moderna Taberna!

11. Pena Palace – One of the Best Lisbon Instagram Spot!

Last but not least,  is the fairytale world located 30 minutes drive from Lisbon. A castle like no other with a mix architectural styles and colors that is hard to imagine.

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Pena Palace – A Must Visit!

Located on top of the Sintra Mountains, the view are truly stunning and on the backside you can get a true Titanic experience but without the sea.

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On Top of the World!
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A Place Full of Surprises!

Every corner of this castle is full of new surprises, a new style and color. Be prepared with the camera and come early!

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A Fairytale Castle!
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Bye By Lisbon !

Lisbon is an Instagram gem, a dream for photographers and I am sure you too will fall in love with the capital of Portugal! Hope you enjoy my favorite Lisbon Instagram spots!

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  1. Lisbon is on my go to list, but somehow I never seem to actually do the booking. I definitely must, judging by these photos.

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