These days if it isn’t on Instagram, it didn’t happen. Luckily Lisbon is possibly one of the most Instagram worthy cities on the planet. If you’re wondering where to capture the perfect memories of your visits, I’ve compiled a list of my five favourites.
1. Top of Rua da Bica de Duarte Belo
This epic shot has it all: the glittering river Tejo, the hills (Lisbon is built on seven don’t you know) as well as the iconic tram and colourful buildings. On a sunny day you may have to wait to get the perfect shot, but it’s worth it.
2. Miradouro da Graça
This is my favourite “lookout” in Lisbon. This sun-drenched kiosk has an incredible panoramic view of Lisbon, including the castle and Ponte 25 de Abril. It’s also an awesome spot to catch the sunset.
3. Ponto Final
Escaping the city centre for a seafood feast is one of my favourite weekend treats. Restaurante Ponto Final (and neighbouring Atire-te ao Rio) is just a 15-minute stroll from Cacilhas ferry terminal. The graffiti laden waterfront on the way also makes for some brilliant shots.
4. Castelo de São Jorge
Climb up these ruined ramparts and survey the kingdom of Lisbon like absolute royalty. Well worth the €8 entry, these views give you a sense of the majesty of Portugal’s past. Watch out for the peacocks.
5. Rio Maravilha
Hipster haven LX Factory is top Instagram fodder any day of the week, but the rooftop bar in Rio Maravilha is where you will snap your best shots. Not only can you see Lisbon’s Christ the Redeemer on the other side of the river, the bar has its own patchwork statue mirroring him, which looks totally cool.