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Most Instagrammable Places in Lisbon

I was born in Lisbon and lived there for eight years before I moved to the United States about 20 years ago. I go back home multiple times a year as my entire family lives there. Over the last few years, Portugal has become very popular as a travel destination and I couldn’t be more proud of being Portuguese. I was supposed to go to Portugal in April and I’m unable to due to the current travel restrictions. I put together a list of the most instagrammable places in Lisbon so you can get amazing shots if you ever go. If you don’t plan on going to Lisbon then you can simply admire its beauty in the following photos. I can’t wait to go back!

  • Casa do Alentejo: This area used to be a Moorish Palace and now serves as a place for people to come together. It features various ballrooms for events, a library, a store and a restaurant. pc: @lisboacocktailguide
  • Pink Street: Pink Street is the main and most famous street in the Bairro Alto neighborhood. It is known for its nightlife, restaurants and bars. During the day there aren’t too many people on the street but at night it turns it gets very lively and crowded. pc: @picsur82

  • Torre de Belém: One of the most famous sites in Lisbon, Torre de Belém served as a point of embarkation and disembarkation for Portuguese explorers. It dates all the way back to the 16th century and it is a four-story tower that is almost 100 feet tall.  pc: @fraprx

  • Pasteis de Belem: Portugal is known for its famous pastéis de nata which is an egg tart pastry dusted with cinnamon. They are pretty easy to find anywhere in Portugal but one of the best places to go is Pastéis de Belem in Lisbon. You can either eat inside the restaurant or go in the shop and get as many as you want as take out. There is usually a pretty long line but it moves quickly. Trust me, it’s worth it. pc: @saksh.sharmaa

  • Livraria Ler Devagar: It is a two-level bookstore located in one of the coolest places in Lisbon, LX Factory. Ler Devagar, which means “read slowly,” has been voted one of the most beautiful bookstores in the entire world. The bookstore has thousands of books, antique printing machines and sculptures such as its signature flying bicycle. pc: @joaopalgomes

11 Comments

  • Brian Hardin
    April 5, 2020 at 12:18 am

    Great post! I’ve always wanted to visit Portugal and this provides fantastic information! And those pasteis de nata look scrumptious!

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    • kikacarvalho
      April 5, 2020 at 8:37 am

      Thank you for your kind words Brian! They are so delicious!

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  • travelwithgma
    April 5, 2020 at 2:21 am

    I very much enjoyed this post. The images bring back lovely memories.

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  • thetorzorean
    April 6, 2020 at 8:46 am

    So good to be reminded of these wonderful places in Lisbon. Sorry that you won’t be able to go home this April. I was going to Lisbon in May and although it’s still almost 2 months away I doubt that we will be able to fly to Portugal that soon. I look forward to Lisbon in 2020! But I hope you get to go home before that!

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    • kikacarvalho
      April 6, 2020 at 9:02 am

      Thank you so much! I hope you get to visit soon as well!

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  • BriN
    April 9, 2020 at 8:55 am

    Woaaahh. I think Torre de Belém is wayy GORGEOUSSS. Wow. Portugal looks beautiful! X

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    • kikacarvalho
      April 21, 2020 at 5:38 pm

      Yes! You’ll have to visit!

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  • RoamingDeb
    April 18, 2020 at 7:55 am

    I was supposed to go to Lisbon this summer, but I guess I’ll have to visit at another time. Will keep these recommendations in mind for when I end up going 😊

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  • pedalandtringtring
    April 19, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    nice library

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  • kikacarvalho
    April 21, 2020 at 5:38 pm

    I hope you get to go soon 🙂

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