Portugal is home to one of Europe’s oldest and most photogenic capitals, Lisbon. It features brilliant colors, fabulous shopping, and friendly locals. Perhaps the best way to get to know the city is by wandering the alleyways, cobbled streets, and hidden squares of its historic Alfama district. Other iconic shooting locations include Belém Tower, São Jorge Castle, Rossio Square, and Praça do Comércio in Baixa. Just outside of Lisbon is the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sintra; known for its numerous palaces and castles. And then of course there’s the beautiful Lisbon coast that seemingly has a photo opportunity around each bend in the road.

Learn more about my upcoming destination shoot in this fabulous country. Lisbon, Porto Santo Island, and Madeira Island are on the itinerary. Come for a shoot, stay for a vacation!

Visit these blog posts to get helpful information to prepare for a trip to Portugal:
Preparing for Your Trip
Tips, Info, and Sage Advice
What to Pack

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