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The Best Lisbon Photo Spots, here we go! Lisbon is heaven for bloggers, Instagram influencers and photographers. This picturesque city is one of the most photogenic ones I have ever visited. You’ll find the best photo spots in Lisbon  and my favorite Lisbon Instagram spots in the streets, murals,  “miradoures” (viewpoints), tile buildings and many landmarks. Just magic Lisbon photography. Well, it was impossible to put the camera down when exploring this beautiful gem. There are so many Lisbon Instagram spots but first let’s check if you need a visa for your Lisbon trip. Just put in your home country and Portugal as a place you want to go and voila!

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 the best Lisbon photos from this trip!

If you’re a lover of photography, check out my other city photography guides and find the best Instagram spots in Madrid, Sydney and San Francisco!

Lisbon Instagram Spots: View of Lisbon from St Gorge's Castle
Hello Beauty! Let’s explore all your photo gems!

 Lisbon beyond the Lisbon Photo Spots…

Want to know more what to do in Lisbon? Then check out my LISBON TRAVEL GUIDE and my LISBON  HIP EATERIES GUIDE.  For two absolutely gorgeous Lisbon boutique hotels, check out in my LISBON HOTEL REVIEW. For all practical information needed to book your trip, head to the Booking Support Section in the end of the post.

I love exploring cities beyond the crowd, like a local. If you are with me here you have to check out Hi, hi, a relatively new company that offers easy booking of local guides.  CHECK IT OUT HERE. Get your guide also offers lots of cool LISBON GUIDES & TOURS!

Lisbon Instagram Spots: A Windy Day in the Corridors behind Arco da Rua Agusta
A Windy Day in the Corridors behind Arco da Rua Agusta

1. Alfama – The Old Beauty with Many of the Best Lisbon Photo Spots!

Alfama is the old part of Lisbon and for sure one of the best Lisbon Instagram spots, a must for your Lisbon photography collection. The tourists s 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 stunning and with the right timing, you will be able to get a true postcard photo, a favorite of many Lisbon Instagram spots and one of the best photo spots in Lisbon.

Roll through this beautiful, old neighborhood on this SEGWAY TOUR OF ALFAMA!

Lisbon Photography from Pretty Rua Agusto Rosa in Alfama
Pretty Rua Agusto Rosa in Alfama

2. Miradouro de Santa Luzia – The Cutest View Point among Lisbon Instagram Spots

Another favorite among Lisbon Instagram spots and Lisbon photography was a cute little square and viewpoint just up the hill from our boutique hotel, Memmo Alfama: the gorgeous Miradouro de Santa Luzia. The traditional Portuguese tiles, the roses, the colors, the view are all a dream for photographers looking for the best photo spots in Lisbon!

My Favorite among Lisbon Instagram Spots at Miradouro de Santa Luzia
My Favorite Lisbon Instagram Spot at Miradouro de Santa Luzia
Miradouro de Santa Luzia - one of the best photo spots in Lisbon
Just a magic place!

As Lisbon’s streets are small and hilly one great way to explore it is in a tuk tuk. BOOK A TOUR HERE  or check out other alternatives to explore the best Lisbon Instagram Spots HERE.

3. The Castle with the Best Photo Spots in Lisbon

St Gorge’s Castle is probably one of the most popular tourist attractions in Lisbon and also a favorite one for Lisbon photography. 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 and yes this is for sure one of the best photo spots in Lisbon!

The cue can be long and stressful so make sure you BOOK YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE HERE to skip the line to one of the best among Lisbon photo spots.

My Favorite Lisbon View & Lisbon Instagram Spots at st gorge's castle
My Favorite Lisbon View !

Strolling around the castle you get transferred back in time and it is easy to imagine life as a princess here decades ago. Undoubtedly among the best photo spots in Lisbon!

Lisbon Instagram Spots: Me at St Gorge’s Castle in Lisbon
Castle Life at St Gorge’s Castle
St Gorge's Castle Lisbon - One of the best Lisbon Instagram spots!
Come here early in the morning before the crowds come for a great shot!

4. The Streets & Tile Buildings – A Must for Your Lisbon Photography

The streets of Lisbon are heaven for Lisbon photography and so are the tile dressed buildings in various beautiful colours. Maybe one of the most photographed Lisbon Instagram spots.

After Alfama, Bairro Alto is another host of the best photo spots in Lisbon. It’s also THE party area in town. 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.

Tiles, tiles & tiles everywhere! - A must among Lisbon Instagram Spots
Tiles, tiles & tiles everywhere! – A must Lisbon Instagram Spots!

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 beer and liquor is still in the air but the streets are 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 is not always easy… The place to be for some authentic Lisbon photography!

Lisbon Photograpy from Bairro Alto by day
Bairro Alto by day
Lisbon Instagram Spots: The Colorful Streets of Lisbon
The Colorful Streets of Lisbon

5. Lisbon Pink Vibes to Your Lisbon Instagram Spots

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, is one of the most popular Lisbon Instagram spots and one of the best photo spots in Lisbon.  A must in your Lisbon photography collection.  For a photo without the crowds, head here during the afternoon and you will have this pink carpet all for yourself!

Lisbon Instagram Spots: Lisbon's Pink Party Street
Lisbon’s 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.

Mix Lisbon’s pink architecture with the colours of our nature by enjoying a breathtaking SUNSET CRUISE TOUR!

Lisbon Instagram Spots: A pink building just outside our hotel, Memmo Alfama Lisbon
Could not resist this pink beauty just outside our hotel, Memmo Alfama!

6. The Miradoures – A Must Among Lisbon Instagram Spots!

No Lisbon photography is complete without a photo from one of the many Miradoures. 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. So if you are looking for the best photo spots in Lisbon, head to one of the many Miradoures! A true Lisbon feature and for sure on top of the list of Lisbon photo spots!

Lisbon photography - Lisbon from above
Lisbon from above – A lovely sight!
Lisbon Instagram Spots: Lisbon from above
Could stand here forever..

7. The Obligatory Tram Photos of Your Lisbon Instagram Spots

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. Another must among Lisbon Instagram spots and in your collection of Lisbon photography!

Rua Da Bica de Duarte Belo - One of the best photo spots in Lisbon
Rua Da Bica de Duarte Belo – A great Spot for a Tram Shot!
The tram - A Common Lisbon Sight and popular sight for Lisbon photography
A Typical Lisbon Sight

A good way to explore Lisbon is to buy a 72-hour tram, bus and boat pass so you can explore all parts of Lisbon in your pace. BUY IT ONLINE HERE. 

8. Arco Da Rua Augusta and Comercio Plaza

Lisbon’s a city with many faces.  Even though my favorite Lisbon Instagram spots are beyond the crowds, some of the major attractions are also worth waking up early for.  Arco Da Rua Augusta and Comercio Plaza are both beautiful places that need to be in your Lisbon photography collection. Both structures were built in the 18th century to commemorate the city’s reconstruction after a great earthquake.

Lisbon Instagram Spots: Arco da Rua Agusta, Lisbon
Arco da Rua Agusta

9. Belem Tower – The Popular Beauty!

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 and one of the most famous Lisbon Instagram spots and the best photo spots in Lisbon. However,  if you want to have some great Lisbon photography without hundreds of other tourists you better wake up early.

Once again, this area is very crowded so buy your tickets and tours in advance ONLINE.

The stunning Belem Tower - a must among Lisbon Instagram Spots
The stunning Belem Tower – Not the only one wanting to see it:)!

10. Jeronimos Monastery – An Adorable Spot!

The Jeronimos Monastery is a 15th-century masterpiece and one of the most incredible Lisbon Instagram spots in this area. This huge structure is steps away from the river, and it offers one of the greatest Lisbon photography ops. Skip the lines and buy your ticket in advance HERE!

Jeronimos Monastery - A Masterpiece!
Jeronimos Monastery – A Masterpiece!

11. The Many Gorgeous Squares

Lisbon is also full of many beautiful squares, especially along Avenida da Liberdade. Take a walk along this luxury avenue and keep your camera ready for some Lisbon photography!

Monumento dos Restauradores
Monumento dos Restauradores

12. LX Factory Lisbon Instagram Spots – 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. A Lisbon Instagram Spot? Yes, sure! Here you will find lots of cute boutiques and hip cafes for your Lisbon photography collection. For the hip and the young crowd, I would say this is one of the best photo spots in Lisbon.

LX Factory - Such a Cool Area!
LX Factory – Such a Cool Area!
Lisbon Instagram Spots: LX Factory, A Hidden Gem
Love the vibe here!

LX Cantina  is a must among Lisbon Instagram spots but as mentioned above, this entire are is full of cute stores and boutiques.

13. The Arty Side of Lisbon with some of the Most Instagram Worthy Lisbon Spots

Lisbon is known for its murals so if you are into street art, Lisbon photography will be a fantastic experience.  You will enjoy the creatively decorated streets.

There are many street art tours in Lisbon and it is worth taking one if you want some guidance. There are both TOURS BY FOOT or TUK TUK TOURS.

A Colorful Spot outside Time Out Market!
A Colorful Spot outside Time Out Market!

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.

Colorful Murals in Alfama - A must Lisbon Instagram spot
Colorful Murals in Alfama

14. H10 Hotel – A True Design Gem!

If you 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, design heaven with a small rooftop with a breathtaking view of the rooftops of Lisbon. A magic Lisbon Instagram spot and probably the hotel with the best photo spots in Lisbon!

Loved the H10 Duque de Loulé Hotel? Then BOOK YOUR STAY HERE!

Love this Decor of H10 Duque Lole Lisbon
Interior goals with a mix of local tiles and contemporary design!
Such a Cute Rooftop at H10 Duque Lole Lisbon
A magic spot with a great view!

15. Memmo Alfama – The Most Charming Hotel in Town!

In Alfama hides a small boutique star and Lisbon photography darling, Memmo Alfama. This hotel also has an adorable rooftop with a view over the old city and the Tagus river with a red infinity pool to add to your Lisbon photography! I loved this gem among Lisbon photo spots!

Loved Memmo Alfama? Then BOOK YOUR STAY HERE!

The Rooftop of Memmo Alfama!
The Rooftop of Memmo Alfama!

Read all about these two boutique hotels in my Lisbon Hotel Review and find your Lisbon hotel HERE.

16. Moderna Taberna – A Lisbon Instagram Star!

Moderna Taberna is the no 1 Lisbon Instagram spot among Lisbon restaurants with its eclectic and colorful design and the food definitely makes this place a must visit. Not only will you have great food here,  you’ll also enjoy some of the best photo spots in Lisbon!

Eclectic Moderna Taberna restaurant in Lisbon
Eclectic Moderna Taberna

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

17. Pena Palace – Maybe the Best Lisbon Instagram Spot?

Last but not least,  is the fairy tale world located 30 minutes drive from Lisbon. A castle like no other with a mix of architectural styles and colors that is hard to imagine. Even though last on this list, it is for sure the most stunning one among Lisbon Instagram spots and probably the no 1 among the best photo spots in Lisbon.

Booking tickets in advance is a must as well as going here early. We were there at opening and got a great hour without too many people but when we left the cue was long. Best way to book tickets is via GET YOUR GUIDE HERE!

Pena Palace - A Must Visit and part of any Lisbon photography
Pena Palace – A fairy tale world!

Located on top of the Sintra Mountains, the view is truly stunning and, on the backside, you can get a true Titanic experience just without the sea. Remember that this is one of the best photo spots in Lisbon and don’t forget to take extra snaps!

The view from Pena Palace - Lisbon
On top of the world!
Pena Palace - A Place Full of Surprises!
A Place Full of Surprises, like no other I have ever seen!

Every corner of this castle is full of new surprises, a new style, and color. Be prepared with the camera, come early and enjoy some of the best photo spots in Lisbon! A true paradise for your Lisbon photography!

Pena Palace - A Fairytale Castle!
Dreaming away…

18. The Abril Bridge

One of the largest suspension bridges in the world, the 25 de Abril Bridge will remind you of San Francisco’s Golden Gate. A lovely Lisbon photography spot, it’s a perfect place to see the city in all its grandeur.

See the bridge and the entire city from above in this amazing HELICOPTER FLIGHT OVER HISTORIC LISBON!

The view from the Tagus river in Lisbon
Bye bye Lisbon!

Bye Bye Beauty!

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 and favorite Lisbon photography places!

More Photography & Instagram Guides

Do you want to read more posts like this on Instagram and best photo spots? Then check out all my top Instagram & Photography Guides below! You can find all of them in the Photographista Section!

My Lisbon Travel Vlog

Want to see more from gorgeous Lisbon? Then check out my travel vlog; I think you’ll love it!

Booking Support

As Lisbon stole my heart, not only for the Lisbon Instagram spots & Lisbon photo spots but for the food, the vibe, the people, the architecture… I can continue for a long time. I have written a couple of posts about Lisbon that I hope will help you get a fantastic trip! Below you will find links to all of my Lisbon posts and some links that will help you book your trip and get the most out of it!

My Lisbon Posts beyond Lisbon Photo Spots

Booking Support & Input

  • Visa. I always suggest iVisa to check and get a visa if you need one.
  • Flights: For the best flight deals to Lisbon, click HERE.  Momondo is my Go To  All in One Travel App. If you have not downloaded it yet – just CLICK HERE!
  • Transfer: For a smooth arrival, book A PRIVATE AIRPORT TRANSFER HERE.
  • Hotel. Find beautiful luxury and boutique hotels in Lisbon through BOOKING.COM!
  • Like a Local: Want to experience Lisbon LIKE A LOCALl? Then book a tour with a local guide and get a fully personal and customisable experience at  THE NEW & COOL SERVICE PROVIDER, HI HI. 
  • Tours: We had a fantastic day with lovely Armando, visiting Sintra & Pena Palace, Cascai and ended with a private wine tasting at Casal Santa Maria. Can strongly recommend THE BEST PORTUGAL TOURS. 

For more GUIDES & TOURS IN LISBON CLICK HERE or check the full City Guide below.

Beyond Lisbon

When you have gotten enough of the best Lisbon Instagram spots & Lisbon photo spots, why not head over to one of the most gorgeous coasts in Europe? The Algarve coast. Or maybe the super cute are picturesque countryside villages sounds more tempting? Check out the posts below and hopefully you get some inspiration for your trip!

Good luck with your trip planning and I am sure you will love Portugal as much as I did!


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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.

    • Linda Reply

      Oh great to hear! I loved Alfama & Barrio Alto but am a lover of picturesque streets & squares! If you have time, a visit to Pena Palace is a must but go there early!

    • Linda Reply

      Yes do it! It is one of my favorite cities for sure!

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