Nowadays, tourists are increasingly concerned regarding the quality of the photos they take during their voyages. In this respect, choosing which places to visit, to obtain the best photos, is essential.
To help you with this task, check out below the 10 most unmissable places in Lisbon, amongst tourist hotspots and not so well known places, to get extraordinary photos for the Instagram.
1. Museu Nacional do Azulejo (The National Tile Museum)
Portuguese tiles are quite famous and, therefore, it is not surprising that there is a museum entirely dedicated to this theme. In addition to telling the history of the tiles, through a permanent exhibition, this place also exhibits several panels that are considered true works of art. All the aesthetics and architecture of the museum are also prominent, contributing to the setting of gorgeous photos.
2. The Arch of Rua Norberto de Araújo (Street)
Located at the bottom of the Portas do Sol Viewpoint and in an area close to several hotels in Lisbon, the arch of Rua Norberto de Araújo is not known to many tourists, despite being a very creative and interesting place. In there, one can find several colourful murals, in a comic book format, which narrate the foundation of the city of Lisbon, in a unique and special way.
3. The Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT)
With a minimalist and modern structure, the MAAT is a place with an excellent natural lighting and, as a result, many people visit it in the late afternoon, aiming to take photos on its façade, close to the sunset. Inside the museum, there are permanent and temporary exhibitions on art, architecture and technology, which are also valuable for those who appreciate these themes.
4. Miradouro de Santa Luzia (The Santa Luzia Viewpoint)
Next to the Castelo de São Jorge (the St. George Castle), the Santa Luzia Viewpoint has two floors, both with incredible views over the city, especially on sunny days. All decorated with Portuguese tiles, the place has a playful and charming setting to obtain panoramic photos of the Portuguese capital.
5. Torre de Belém (The Tower of Belém)
The Tower of Belém, which has once served as a lighthouse, a fortress and even a prison, is one of the most striking examples of the city’s history and the perfect place to take a journey back in time and take unforgettable photos.
6. Rua da Rosa (The Pink Street)
One of the most visited in the Bairro do Alto, the Rua Nova do Carvalho (Street), better known by the nickname “Rua da Rosa” (the Pink Street), it is so called because part of its asphalt is pink, which creates a fun and unusual contrast with the ancient and traditional architecture of its surroundings. Although it is a commonplace, it has become a reference site in the recent years, for creative photos in Lisbon.
7. Castelo de São Jorge (The St. George Castel)
Built in the 11th century, the Castelo de São Jorge is one of the most famous architectural structures in the city. On site, tourists have two options, either taking photos in its stunning gardens or making incredible records with the panoramic view offered by the castle.
8. Mosteiro dos Jerónimos (The Monastery of Jerónimos)
Listed as a World Cultural Heritage of Humanity, by UNESCO, since 1983, the Monastery of Jerónimos has a very delicate and filled with details architecture, which emphasise the classic style of the construction. Whether on its façade or in its interior, it is guaranteed to result in great photos, at this famous monument.
9. The Botanista Restaurant
The Botanista is a very charming vegan restaurant, with well-decorated environments, with many plants and an atmosphere that alludes to a close and a direct contact with nature. Therefore, in addition to enjoying the innovative and surprising menu of the place, many tourists visit it to take photos and share the experience on Instagram, as well.
10. The Carmo Convent
Completed in 1389, the Carmo Convent has been badly affected by the 1755 earthquake, which struck the city and, nowadays, what still remains is the ruins of the site, without a roof. Nevertheless, it is a mistake to think that this historical place has lost its attractiveness, because everything that happened to it only helped to make it even more extraordinary and unbelievable as a setting for photos.
Translation: Teresa Cardia