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Lisbon Bucket List – 10 Most Instagrammable Places in Lisbon

Last updated on April 17th, 2024 at 06:49 am

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10 Most Instagrammable Places in Lisbon – Lisbon is Portugal’s hilly, coastal capital city. From imposing São Jorge Castle, the view encompasses the old city’s pastel-colored buildings, Tagus Estuary and Ponte 25 de Abril suspension bridge. It and is one of the most charismatic and vibrant cities of Europe. Click here to book online Lisbon activities and day trips

It is a city that effortlessly blends traditional heritage, with striking modernism and progressive thinking. In this post, we will show you the most instagrammable places in Lisbon. It will be perfect if you want to enjoy more of Lisbon’s scenic and iconic places. Read here sim card Lison Airport

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Most Instagrammable places in Lisbon

1. Cascais

Cascais

Located in the Portuguese Riviera is the beautiful resort town of Cascais, a summer paradise and is one of the most livable places in Portugal. It is the perfect place to take a dip in the cool Atlantic Ocean when temperatures rise in Lisbon, which is only 40 minutes away.

Aside from its beaches, there are also plenty of palaces and museums to visit in Cascais. You can get to Cascais by train from Lisbon and it takes 40 minutes. Fun fact: The name is actually pronounced as “kush-kaish.”

Read here how to get from Lisbon airport to Cascais.

2. Torre de Belem

top instagrammable places in lisbon, Torre de Belem

This iconic symbol sitting right by the river is an architectural gem in Lisbon. Torre de Belem was first built to defend Lisbon but was then used as a lighthouse and also as a customs center. The tower was completed in 1520 and has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1983.

On the western facade of the tower, you will see the famous rhinoceros-shaped gargoyle. Make sure to take lots of pictures here as a visit costs €6. The site is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 AM to 5:30 PM, or 6:30 PM in the months of May until September.

3. Lisbon Cathedral

top instagrammable places in lisbon, Lisbon Cathedral

It´s a Roman Catholic church also called Sé Cathedral. The facade is really beautiful and is on the way of the route in the tram 28th around Lisbon. There is no entrance fee so it’s perfect, especially for backpackers or travelers on a budget.

4. Trainway 28

top instagrammable places in lisbon, trainway 28

The number 28 Lisbon tram connects Martim Moniz with Campo Ourique, and passes through the popular tourist districts of  GracaAlfamaBaixa and Estrela. For visitors, this is the classic Lisbon tram journey, riding in the quaint yellow tram as it screeches and rattles through the narrow streets of the city.

5. Jeronimos Monastery

top instagrammable places in lisbon, Jeronimos Monastery

Famous for being the site of the tomb of Vasco da Gama is Jeronimos Monastery, another World Heritage Site in Lisbon. The site was built to commemorate da Gama’s return to Lisbon from India and was completed in the 17th century.

This is also where you’ll find the Church of Santa Maria, a one-of-a-kind church that houses Vasco da Gama’s tomb along with the remains of Luís de Camões, a Portuguese writer and poet. The monastery has the same opening hours as Torre de Belem. Entering the church here is free. However, a visit to the cloister costs €10. Here’s a tip: You can visit Belem Tower and Jeronimos Monastery combined for €12.

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6. Sintra

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Image courtesy of Kovalchuk Nikolay in Flickr

Sintra is a resort town in the foothills of Portugal’s Sintra Mountains, near the capital, Lisbon. A longtime royal sanctuary, its forested terrain is studded with pastel-colored villas and palaces.

The Moorish- and Manueline-style Sintra National Palace is distinguished by dramatic twin chimneys and elaborate tile work. The hilltop 19th-century Pena National Palace is known for a whimsical design and sweeping views.

Read here how to get from Lisbon airport to Sintra.

7. Costa de Caparica Beaches

Costa Caparica beaches, instagrammable places in Lisbon

A trip to a coastal city like Lisbon will not be complete without a visit to its beaches, particularly the ones at Costa de Caparica. This area is a 15 km long shoreline that’s only 25 minutes away from the capital and is among the top places to visit in Lisbon, especially in the summer.

It is the perfect day to unwind after countless tours around Lisbon. In these beaches, clothes are actually optional, so don’t get too surprised when you visit. One of the best spots to chill at in Costa de Caparica is Praia da Mata. And Fonte Da Telha is a beautiful beach just a few kilometers outside Lisbon. We spent an amazing afternoon in this local beach.

8. Cais do Sodre

Top instagrammable places in Lisbon

Image courtesy of Amelia Monteiro in Flickr.

Cais do Sodre is the understandably cool and trendy district of Lisbon. The once-neglected area has become fashionable, as new shops, cafes and bars open, while the entire waterfront has undergone a much-needed rejuvenation.

There is a lot for tourists to love about Cais do Sodre, with a riotous nightlife, delicious food from the Timeout market or the simple relaxed vibe of the Ribeira das Naus.

9. Ler Devagar Library

top instagrammable places in Lisbon

Image courtesy of Shadowgate in Flickr.

Ler Devagar Library, located in LX Factory in Alcântara, is one of the most gorgeous bookstores around, with a cafe where you can drink wine and smoke cigarettes while you choose books from their selections.

The English selection (all new books) skews toward Portuguese authors and Portugal travel and history books, but there are occasionally titles by contemporary American and British masters and more mainstream books too.

10. Praca du Comercio

instagrammable places in Lisbon, praca du comercio Praca du Comercio is the perfect place to start your touristic day. There are bars and restaurants, buses and trams are well connected to Praca do Comercio in Lisbon. The square was destroyed for an earthquake on 1755 and it has the main symbol in the center of the square with an equestrian statue of King Jose I.

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