15+ Best Instagram Spots in Lisbon

15+ Best Instagram Spots in Lisbon
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15+ Best Instagram Spots in Lisbon

Elevador da Bica

The Elevador da Bica is the most picturesque cable car in Lisbon and all Portugal.

This funicular connects Baixa with Bairro Alto and gathers most tourists on top of the hill to take pictures with it and the stunning views from there.

Our tip: take a photo of the funicular from the side.

Comercio Square

In between the Tagus river and Baixa neighborhood, Comercio Square (a.k.a. Terreiro do Paço) and its Rua Augusta Arch are a must-visit site in Lisbon.

It’s always bustling with people and it’s a really good place to enjoy the sunset in Lisbon.

Belem Tower

Belem Tower is one of the most iconic symbols of Lisbon that you definitely need to add to your itinerary in Lisbon.

This former fort has been classified UNESCO Heritage site along with the nearby Jeronimos Monastery.

Our tip: go there for sunrise to avoid other tourists. It can get really busy during the rest of the day.

Jeronimos Monastery

Jeronimos Monastery is a UNESCO Heritage site in Belem with an intricate facade in Manuelino style.

Fun fact: it’s often said that the original recipe of the pasteis de nata was created here.

Pink Street

Underwhelming for some, we cannot deny that Rua Nova do Carvalho became insta-famous thanks to its colorful mix of buildings in blue and yellow combined with its pink pavement.

This area used to be the Red Lights district, but colors changed its reputation forever. Now, lots of photography aficionados come to visit it during the day, and the whole area is bustling in nightlife later in the day.

Do not miss Pensao Amor: it’s one of my favorite hidden gems in Lisbon.

LX Factory

Just a 15-minute drive from the historic city center, LX Factory is the coolest place in Lisbon.

What used to be an industrial area is now a myriad of restaurants, offices, concept stores, and street art. Every corner in LX Factory is worth a picture.

Every Sunday there’s an open-air market if you want to go have a look!

Livraria Ler Devagar

You know I have a thing with bookstores and libraries and Lisbon has one of the most beautiful ones I’ve ever visited. Livraria Ler Devagar is a dream for book lovers.

It’s located in an old printing plant and you can still check how the machines work, learn about the story of the place by its owner, have a coffee while you read, or visit one of their photography and art exhibitions.

It’s one of our favorite places in Lisbon.

Campo de Santa Clara

The Lisbon flea market takes place in Campo de Santa Clara every Tuesday and Saturday.

There, a massive tiled wall with colorful street art by André Saraiva makes the best background for Instagram pictures.

National Pantheon

The National Pantheon is an old church where many Portuguese personalities are buried.

It’s a beautiful white-washed building, though.

Lisbon Cathedral

Lisbon Cathedral (known as Sé) is the oldest church in the city. It has survived earthquakes and several renovations. It’s another must-visit sight in Lisbon.

Miradouro da Senhora do Monte

Lisbon is also known as the city of the seven hills and thanks to that, it’s possible to get breathtaking views from many different spots throughout the city.

The best views are probably the ones you can get from Castelo de San Jorge, but if you don’t want to pay the entrance fee, the second-best viewpoint is the Miradouro da Senhora do Monte. It’s free for everyone and simply stunning.

Almacéns do Chiado

Even the mall is pretty in Lisbon.

If Porto has the most beautiful railway station, Lisbon can proudly say they have the most beautiful shopping center.

Almacens do Chiado is located in a historic building with gorgeous frescos and a lovely skylight.

Casa do Alentejo

This former Moorish Palace is one of those well-kept secrets in Lisbon. Located right behind a very popular street and with a tiny front door, you could easily miss it.

Behind its modest entrance, you’ll find its impressive courtyard and beautiful tiles.


MAAT stands for the Museum of Art, Architecture, and Technology. It faces a stunning view of the Tagus river and the 25 de Abril bridge.

The museum itself is an architectural piece of art and you can actually walk on top of it.

It’s a recommended sunset spot in Lisbon.

Avenida da Liberdade

Instagram spots in Sintra

If you have the opportunity, it’s really easy to visit Sintra from Lisbon either on public transport or in your own car.

The most popular attractions on Instagram are featured below.

Pena Palace

Pena Palace is a colorful palace that looks like it’s straight out of a fairytale.

Tip: if you want to recreate the epic photos you see every day on Instagram, we highly recommend trying to be the first in line early in the morning: it gets really crowded and busy!

Quinta da Regaleira

Quinta da Regaleira is the most mysterious (and kinda dark) place in Sintra.

It’s also another place that gets crowded now because of its Instagram popularity, so pack a bag of patience if you’re planning to go!

Monserrate Palace

Monserrat Palace is a hidden gem in Sintra. While most tourists gather in Pena Palace and Quinta da Regaleira, Monserrate Palace is not as famous as its neighbors yet. That’s exactly why we recommend visiting it.

Where to stay in Lisbon for the best photo opportunities

Lisbon offers a wide range of possibilities: from boutique hotels to Airbnb, try to book something centrally located so you make the most of your time. The best neighborhoods in Lisbon for first-timers are Baixa and Chiado.

Click here to get a 31$ discount on your first booking on Airbnb.

These are the most photogenic hotels in Lisbon:

Lisbon Hashtags

Copy and paste to add the hashtags below to your Lisbon Instagram posts!

#lisbon #lisboa #lisboapt #igerslx #lisbonworld #lisboncommunity #minhalisboasecreta #lisbonlovers #visitinglisbon #visitportugal #igersportugal #portugal_a_gramas #portugalonthetop #lisboacool #omelhordelisboa #amar_portugal #wonderlustportugal #loves_portugal

Instagram accounts to follow

I believe in cooperation over the competition!

Below you will find the best Instagram accounts that will inspire your next trip to Lisbon:

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