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7 Most Instagrammed Places in Portugal

7 Most Instagrammed Places in Portugal

by Rohit Agarwal

Portugal is a beautiful and scenic place that is so rich culturally that the best moments in Portugal will be those where you spend time closest to their culture. Be it sipping their savory wine or their authentic cuisine, Portugal will always provide a different experience to your senses. And the marvelous architecture speaks for itself. One is introduced to a plethora of historic revelations and insights within the walls and cravings of these great monuments. The natural respite to the overwhelming cultural artifacts can be found in the lovely and breathtaking landscapes of Portugal. Be it the dramatic cliffs and gorgeous hills, or the unexplored beaches with a never ending sea of happiness, all can be accessed in the royal country of Portugal. With social media all the fad now, you can visit the places that are the most talked about on these virtual networks. Instagram is one way to show one’s travel spots in the most artistic manner, and through this one can identify the most picturesque ones in Portugal. Here are 7 of them:

1. Praca do Comercio, Lisbon


Photo by Henning Leweke, CC BY-SA 2.0

This serene place in Lisbon is one of the most instagrammed spots of Portugal, owed largely to its grandeur, brilliant architecture and extraordinary decorations. The place looks like a town’s square and the center is adorned with a beautiful statue of King Jose I, riding a gallant horse. The building is in the shape of a U with beautiful galleries in the arms of the U. The place is heavily populated by tourists who wish to get the best spot of the magical place, as there are many to choose from and post.

2. Parque das Nacoes, Lisbon


Photo by Harshil Shah, CC BY-ND 2.0

This beautiful parish overlooking a river will make you want to catch your breath at the sheer magnanimity of the place. Translated to “park of the nations”, it was formed from parts of other parishes. The place features in a number of Instagram posts by users who flaunt the place’s natural beauty, the gorgeous infrastructure overlooking the riverfront, the cruise ride organized at the parish or even a bird watching expedition- capturing and posting colorful bird sightings.

3. Porto

porto bridge

Photo by Gregorio Puga Bailón, CC BY 2.0

This blessed spots serves as a way towards the Duoro River, the most featured places in Instagram feeds for travel purposes. The enchanting waters and the deep sense of joy that their waters bring is not fully communicated across in just one picture, the place deserves many. Besides this masterpiece of nature, the place also has a number of exquisite cafes that feature regularly in Instagram posts. Some other sightings that have been captured here extensively include the Dom Luis Bridge.

4. Sintra

Sintra Castle

Photo by F Mira, CC BY-SA 2.0

This place looks straight out of a fairyland and onto the Instagram posts. The divine castles that scream of historical and architectural significance provide such beautiful backdrops for pictures that they are hard to not exploit for the perfect Instagram post. Even the various palaces are so dazzling in their impact that photographers have a field day, capturing their beauty from various angles. The Pena National palace is one such place that draws a number of likes on its pictures. The food of Portugal also features extensively on Instagram, and Café Saudade’s delicacies in Sintra are one of the most popular.

5. Coimbra


Photo by Roy debarsi, CC BY-SA 2.0

This city in Portugal is also a favorite among Instagrammers to photograph and share with the world. The lovely University of Coimbra is in itself a beautiful place to capture on film, besides the university’s library- which also features in user’s profiles. There is also a theme park, Portugal dos Pequenitos dedicated to all the monuments in Portugal, in miniature form, which is a favorite among Instagrammers. The churches and monasteries are also other spots that have been showcased on social media pages of Instagram.

6. Braga


Photo (Cropped) by Turismo En Portugal, CC BY 2.0

This is one of the more contemporary cities of Portugal, not very high on cultural and historic marvels. Nevertheless, the gorgeous architecture of the place will still sweep anyone off their feet. The place also has lovely gardens and parks, one of them being Jardin de Santa Barbara that feature as the most beloved spots to travel to on Instagram. The city even has a museum featuring lovely art exhibits, very photograph worthy!

7. Funchal


Photo by Ben Salter, CC BY 2.0

This place is famous for capturing natural delights and marvels, such as glorious mountain tops and enchanting heights. The backdrop of green and sky-piercing hills makes for some lovely snaps that densely populate the Instagram feeds on travel. The Funchal Passenger Ropeway is another beloved experience to capture on film, the gondola ride featuring as a must-have experience on Instagram. However, the most popular spot to photograph in recent times has to be the statue of legendary football player, Christiano Ronaldo.

Be assured of aesthetics and appeal when it comes to visiting these 7 spots in Portugal, as they have been approved by the most reliable source of popularity in recent times, the social media.