Traveling is always an incredible experience, even when we pass through some hills. One of the best ways to keep memories of these tours, in addition to our memory, is to photograph the main moments of the trip. Paulo and I, for example, worked with this and we were very concerned with the quality of the photos we took and the scenery of each one.
As Lisbon is one of our next destinations, I am already selecting some interesting places to photograph. In addition to the main and traditional tourist spots, the city is full of special corners. As in Rome, almost all streets are charming and charming, so don’t be afraid to wander aimlessly there. Anyway, it is always good to know some points of reference, right?
Although only its ruins are left today, Convento do Carmo is one of the most beautiful and different places in Lisbon. It was founded in 1389, but much of the building was destroyed in the 1755 earthquake.
The place was left without a roof, so the arches of the convent and the sky above form a wonderful landscape. If you like historic spaces and old buildings, do not leave out the Convento do Carmo. Even if you are not interested in taking pictures, it is worth visiting this place!
Museum of Tiles
One of the main things that associates Portugal is the designed tiles. They are spread over different buildings in the city, including houses and restaurants. If you are interested in this type of art and want to know more about it, just go to the Museu dos Azulejos.
In addition to the permanent exhibition, which tells the story of Portuguese tiles, the museum’s walls are full of details and with very precise drawings. The external spaces of the place are also super interesting, and all with the face of Portugal 🙂
Despite being a cliché destination, the Torre de Belém is a great spot to take lovely pictures. From 1983 it was considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site and in 2007 it was elected one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal. That is, it is really a surreal place!
The tower has already served different functions, such as fort, prison and lighthouse. Just outside the tower is already worth the visit, but also be sure to take a walk inside it. It is as if you went back in time and were at the time when the construction was done.
Noberto de Araújo Street Arch
The arch of Rua Noberto de Araújo is not usually a very visited place, as it is under the Portas do Sol viewpoint. As the viewpoint is a very visited place, you can take the tour to explore this part of the arch as well.
What makes the arch interesting are the drawings made under it – a comic book that briefly explains the emergence of Lisbon. In addition to being informative, the place is very cute. The drawings are very colorful and it is a fun setting to take pictures.
Beco de São Miguel and Alfama
Beco de São Miguel is in Alfama, one of the most incredible neighborhoods in the city. In fact, I already made a post with several activities to do for this region of Lisbon. As it is a super busy area and with a lot to do, you will surely pass through this part of the city.
Take advantage of that day of the trip to go to the Beco de São Miguel and take lovely pictures on that lane. The houses are cute and some parts of the street have perfect stairs for a very authentic photo and, even so, that has the face of Portugal!
Santa Justa Lift
Opened in 1902, the Santa Justa Elevator is still one of the most traditional and charming places in Lisbon. His structure, made by engineer Raoul Mesnier, remains the same and still works perfectly. The top of the elevator takes you to a viewpoint that can also be accessed by Convento do Carmo if you are already at the top level of the street.
The fun of this tour is to use a means of transport created decades ago and that still works. Despite currently having a more touristic function, he was great for people who wanted to get to the top of the neighborhood soon. The photos inside the elevator and also the viewpoint are beautiful and full of stories to tell 🙂
For those who enjoy cleaner environments and well-lit photos, be sure to visit the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology of Lisbon. His architecture is simply incredible, with very different shapes and an even more beautiful texture on the external walls. Another positive point of the museum is its location, which has a perfect view of the 25 de Abril Bridge.
The sunset seen from this place is surreal, so be sure to go to the museum that part of the day. If you are interested in the MAAT exhibitions, take a look at what will be happening when you go there. The space is open from 11 am until 7 pm, so make sure you plan to visit the place.
Rua da Rosa
Despite being a very common space and without many peculiarities, “Rua Rosa” is one of the most visited in Bairro Alto. It is actually called Rua Nova do Carvalho and is known in this way for having much of the asphalt painted in pink, forming a colorful corridor in the middle of the typical houses of Portugal.
In addition to being a good place to take pictures, the street is full of very local cafes and bars, making the region more busy. The street usually gets a little dirty in the morning because of the busy nightlife, so I recommend that you go to it in the afternoon!
I’m always talking in travel videos how much I admire buildings full of details and decorations made with surreal precision. The Jerónimos Monastery is an example of this! His architecture is wonderful, both outside and inside. It is so important to the city that it was declared a National Monument in 1907 and, in 1983, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
For you to feel inside a castle or take pictures with a more classic and old style, just go to it. Admission is paid, the adult ticket costs € 10. It may seem expensive, but it is a tour that deserves to be done. The memories will be beautiful and you are getting to know a little more about the history of Portugal in a playful and interesting way 🙂
The Sweet Art Museum
The Sweet Art Museum will only be open until the end of August 2018, so take the time to visit it if you are already in Lisbon or go to the city at that time. The place is super fun and full of super creative and different scenarios for photos.
The exhibits are somewhat reminiscent of the Ice Cream Museum, which is now in NY AND San Francisco. The rooms are decorated with pink walls, giant candies, marshmallow pools and bathtubs with super colorful “sprinkles”. It is an animated tour and will yield very colorful photos.
A very alternative and cool space, close to LX Factory, is the Village Underground. It consists of maritime containers and deactivated buses, all painted in very strong colors and some graffiti that make all the difference. It works as a cultural production space, mainly focused on coworking.
Stop by to take the photos and then explore the area. You will even find some cafes installed in these spaces. It is a super interesting project, especially for those who want to start a business and are looking for a legal and cheap space to install a small office.
Viewpoint of Santa Luzia Lisbon
Last but not least, the Mirante Santa Luzia. It has a wonderful view of the city, especially at dusk. Located right next to São Jorge Castle, it has two floors – the view from both is enchanting. Another fact that makes this viewpoint even more special are the blue tiles in some parts of the walls. They make the place so cute and the photos even more special.
Lisbon is a wonderful city and these are just a few of the thousands of places you can go. As always, if you have even more tips, comment here 😉