These Are The Most Instagrammable Spots In Portugal
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Photo Credit: DeAnna Taylor

These Are The Most Instagrammable Spots In Portugal

Portugal
Nasha Smith
Nasha Smith Mar 17, 2021

Portugal continues to be one of the travel hot spots. With its abundance of beaches, historic and sometimes colorful buildings, gothic ruins, and mouthwatering cuisine, it’s no surprise that the southern European country is high on many a bucket list.

A country this beautiful is bound to boast multiple picturesque backdrops. Travel Noire rounded up the crème de la crème of Insta worthy areas.

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1. Quinta da Regaleria

Quinta da Regaleira is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located near Sintra, Portugal. The property includes a magnificent park, palace, chapel, lakes, grottoes, wells, and fountains.

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2. Pink Street

 

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Located on Rua Nova do Carvalho, Pink Street is a stretch of road smack in the middle of Lisbon’s nightlife. Rua Cor de Rosa, as it is known locally, was part of a rehabilitation project to clean up what was once the Red-Light District.

3. Convento da Ordem do Carmo

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This former Catholic convent was once the largest church in Lisbon. An earthquake in 1755 felled the majestic building, but the remaining gothic ruins are still exquisite.

4. Livraria Ler devagar

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This former printing press turned library is housed in a once-abandoned factory. It contains over 40,000 books as well as cozy corners to grab a coffee or beer while reading.

 

 

5. Praia dos Estudantes

 

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Visitors will find this small cove 30 minutes outside of Lagos, Portugal. The beach is nestled between rock formations, but it can be accessed via a tunnel that leads to a Roman-style arch. Another tunnel takes you to Praia da Batata. The water is said to be clear and calm which makes it great for swimming.

6. Praça do Comércio

 

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This is Lisbon’s main square and one of the city’s most high-profile landmarks. The Arco da Rua Augusta stands on the northern side leading into the city center.

7. Castelo dos Mouros

 

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Between the 8th and 12th centuries, this castle was the first line of defense for the entire region. It was restored in the 19th century and offers some of the most stunning views in Sintra.

8. Ponta da Piedade

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Also in Lagos, this stunning beach area will be the talk among all of your social media followers once you post.

 

9. Cabo da Roca

There are multiple points of interest around this cape on the westernmost point in Europe. This area offers the most incredible views of the Atlantic Ocean as the waves crash against the cliffs.

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There are multiple points of interest around this cape on the westernmost point in Europe. This area offers the most incredible views of the Atlantic Ocean as the waves crash against the cliffs.

10. Palacio da Pena

 

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The Palacio da Pena is a Romanticist castle perched on a hill above Sintra and can be seen from Lisbon on clear days.