Of course, when you’re travelling and discovering new places, it’s always great to get off-line and make your memories in real time. But let’s be honest, it is pretty handy when those amazing memories can team up with something a little bit aesthetic. Here’s a low down of those instagrammable spots in Lisbon, so you can capture this beautiful city.
Street art of Barrio Alto
Barrio Alta on the outskirts of Lisbon has been revitalised in recent years by its fresh approach to street art. There’s tonnes of unique pieces dotted around the city, and even better, they’re always changing so you can count on your pics being one-of-a-kind.
Lisbon’s history is steeped in Azulejos, or those intricately painted tiles which you can find all over the city. This tradition emerged in Portugal as far back as the 15th Century, and they’re now considered so important to the history of Lisbon that they even have their own museum! They can be right across the city in all sorts of forms, and can make the perfect background to any snap.
There’s are plenty of miradouros (or terraces) which offer stunning views over the city. What’s even better, they’re completely free to visit. If you’re super dedicated you can wake up early to catch golden hour, or join the locals at sunset to still take advantage of that gorgeous light.
The Arch just off of Rua Norberta de Araujo
Facing the river on Portas do Sol, there is a staircase leading down to the south eastern area of the Alfama district. Going down the steps here, you’ll find an archway. Inside it are these incredible paintings describing the important moments in Lisbon’s history. You can see some of the beautiful Alfama beyond. Not only is it highly aesthetic, but it’s also a really interesting way to learn some more about the city.
L X Factory & Village Underground
And let’s not forget, our very own venues are worth a snap. In fact, last year, Time Out listed both of them as some of the most instagrammable locations in Lisbon.