The Most Instagram-worthy Places in Portugal

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Instagram is where I get a lot of my travel inspiration.

Just by following a few friends, bloggers and igers you can quickly discover the best and most popular places to visit around the world. It’s our generation’s way of saying we were here! Like a postcard.

Social media is having a huge influence on tourism and travel. Especially for a small country like Portugal. The Palacio da Pena has been here for ages, but it’s thanks to platforms like Instagram and blogging that have made going there cool again. Today you’ll see beautiful bloggers and young couples posing in front of the palace when I can remember a time when it was mostly families and old people!

Notice how photos of the same places crop up time and time again. That’s because the majority of people still travel to see the most iconic sights and landmarks. They want that photo of the Taj Mahal, Big Ben, Acropolis, Eiffel Tower… But thanks to the virality of social media, lesser known places are also being put on the map, such as Aruba’s flamingo beach, Arizona’s lower antelope canyon, France’s lavender fields or Singapore’s gardens by the bay.

To get a sense of the top attractions through Instagram, search the hashtag in the same way as looking up a keyword in google. #Portugal #Lisbon #PenaPalace #PasteisdeBelem. It’s that easy. So without further ado, here are a few of the most instagram-worthy places in Portugal. How many have you visited?


Palacio da Pena, Sintra #penapalace #palaciodapena

Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra #quintadaregaleira

Cabo da Roca, Sintra #cabodaroca

Monument of Discoveries, Lisbon #monumentofdiscoveries #padraodosdescobrimentos

Torre de Belem, Lisbon #torredebelem #belemtower

Praca do comercio, Lisbon  #pracadocomercio

MAAT Museum, Lisbon #maatmuseum

Lisbon trams #elevadordabica

The Santa Justa Elevator, Lisbon #elevadordesantajusta

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Retrograde 🎶

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Pink Street #pinkstreet

Rooftop views #miradouro


Time Out Market, Lisbon #timeoutlisbon

Cascais #cascais #faroldesantamarta

Algarve beaches #algarve #lagos

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un lugar mágico entre acantilados 🏝 •

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Porto #oporto #porto

Livraria Lella, Porto #livrarialella


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Lara Olivia
Lara Olivia

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  1. 26 September 2017 / 2:37 am

    I’m proud to say that I’ve been to many of the spots on your list. Portugal is amazing!

    • 11 October 2017 / 9:25 am

      So glad you loved Portugal! 🙂 It really is a special country!

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