A street in Lisbon, Portugal - photo by Pedro Szekely under CC BY-SA 2.0
A street in Lisbon, Portugal - photo by Pedro Szekely under CC BY-SA 2.0


Lisbon has a lot to offer when it comes to postcard pictures and cool photography. Here are some of the Instagrammable places in Lisbon to share in your stories:

Instagrammable Places in Lisbon: Alcântara


Alcântara in Lisbon is a great place to be if you have a thirst for artsy photo backdrops and LxFactory truly delivers.

Village Underground Lisbon

Welcome to a place where art, creativity and culture converge. Village Underground Lisbon brings artists and the community together – a venue for street art, music and skate lifestyle.

Instagrammable Places in Lisbon: Alfama

Castelo de S. Jorge

What remains of an 11th century Moorish castle set on the hilltop is already a fantastic vista. Add a royal residence and a museum into this and you have seemingly boundless photo opportunities.

History of Lisbon Mural by Nuno Saraiva

Tucked below a lovely overlook on Rua Norberto de Araújo, you will find a mural depicting Lisbon’s history – in comic strip style!

Igreja de São Vicente de Fora

The Church of São Vicente de Fora is not only a place of worship, it is also a monument of art. Its façade follows a Mannerist style, while its Baroque main altarpiece resembles a baldachin decorated with statues. It also houses the Braganza Pantheon.

Miradouro das Portas do Sol

This cozy observation deck makes you feel as if you are on your own balcony watching the scenery below.

Instagrammable Places in Lisbon: Bairro Alto

Labirinto Lisboa

While Labirinto Lisboa promises spine-chilling entertainment to visitors, those who would rather not go through the spooky maze can simply stop by to take pictures of the street art found there.

Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara

Sitting on the edge of Bairro Alto is a large landscaped terrace where one can take in panoramic vistas of Lisbon.

Instagrammable Places in Lisbon: Baixa

Arco da Rua Augusta

The gateway to the district of Baixa was built following the 1755 earthquake that leveled a large portion of Lisbon to the ground. These days, the arch remains a popular tourist attraction with its ornate design and Corinthian columns.

Galerias Romanas da Rua da Prata

Underneath the streets of Baixa, one can find a vaulted corridor complex that dates back to the period of Roman occupation in Lisbon.

Santa Justa Lift

Built in 1902, this elevator provides a connection between the Carmo Square and the streets in the lower portion of Lisbon. The filigree details of the lift continue to attract the curious. It’s also a great spot for enjoying picturesque panoramas of the city.

Terreiro do Paço

Beautiful colonnades and charming cafes flank this 18th century waterfront plaza.


Instagrammable Places in Lisbon: Belém


MAAT stands for Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology and it is indeed a monument to all three. Found within an old riverside power station, the design and architecture of the museum has earned it the recognition as one of the most lyrical new museums in Europe.


Torre de Belém

Set on a small river island, this medieval fortified tower is a historic landmark that offers fantastic views. Find your way to its rooftop terrace and you can enjoy magnificent vistas of the estuary.


Instagrammable Places in Lisbon: Bica

Elevador da Bica

Also called Ascensor da Bica, the 19th century cable cars along this steep route is a favorite among locals and tourists alike.

Instagrammable Places in Lisbon: Cais do Sodre

The Pink Street

In the past, Rua Nova do Carvalho was a well-known red light district in Lisbon. These days, the red lights are gone – replaced by The Pink Street.

Instagrammable Places in Lisbon: Chiado

Convento do Carmo

The ruins of the Gothic style Carmo Convent has withstood the test of centuries after it was left in ruins by an earthquake that hit Lisbon in 1755. Even to this day, its haunting roofless nave continues to attract visitors.

Praça Luís de Camões

This charming city square is a popular meeting spot. While here, take your time snapping photos of the sceneries around you.

Instagrammable Places in Lisbon: Lapa

Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga

Housed in a modernized 17th century palace in Lisbon, Portugal’s National Museum of Ancient Art is a showplace for historic European paintings and sculptures.

Instagrammable Places in Lisbon: Mouraria

Miradouro Graffiti Fado Vadio

Along Escadinhas de São Cristóvão in the Moorish Quarter of Lisbon, one can find a graffiti tribute to Fado Vadio. The colorful wall also depicts symbols related to other fado artists.