Lisbon Photos - Travel & Fine Art

Picture of Azulejo in Lisbon; Portugal

Portuguese Azulejo | Lisbon, Portugal

If you’ve ever been to Portugal, you probably know “Azulejo” very well. These are colourful tiles that are used to decorate buildings, palaces, churches, schools, etc. They are usually of different forms and tints. It was a big surprise for us to discover that in actual fact, the primary purpose of Azulejo, was a practical and not a decorative one.

Jerónimos Monastery and The Garden in Lisbon; Portugal

Jerónimos Monastery | Lisbon, Portugal

Golden hour is one of our favourite times to visit the Jerónimos Monastery. The tourist buses disappear briefly, and the soft evening light frames the Manueline style façade of the building and the gardens become a calm wonderland.

The Monument to the Discoveries (Padrão dos Descobrimentos) in Lisbon; Portugal

The Monument to the Discoveries | Lisbon, Portugal

We were very lucky to see the Monument to the Discoveries following its renovation, which was accomplished a few years ago. This shot was taken during a winter sunrise; when the sun was rising just behind the monument, softly enlightening the limestone statues. You could almost imagine the Portuguese discoverers, setting sails early in the morning and leaving the safe Lisbon shores to explore the new lands.

Lisbon - Queijo de Azeitão and Vinho Verde; Portugal

Wine and cheese | Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon delicacies always test the health of our bodies – in particular, our liver. With so many quality bottles of wine and cheese, it’s very difficult to survive just even a day, without trying one of these or better yet – the duo combination…

The Church of Santa Maria de Belém together with Jerónimos Monastery, Lisbon, Portugal

The Church of Santa Maria de Belém | Lisbon, Portugal

The Church of Santa Maria de Belém together with the Jerónimos Monastery, are the finest examples of the Portuguese Late Gothic Manueline style. Though carrying similar architectural styles, in our modern world now, the church and the monastery have quite a contrasting experience.

Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) in Lisbon at sunrise

Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) | Lisbon, Portugal

Have you ever wondered what MAAT is and what it stands for? This is an abbreviation of the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology. The purpose of this modern building is to be a space for international dialogue, critical thinking and debate. Located on the coast of Lisbon in Belem, it is easy to reach and is a must-see!

Street art by Bordalo II in Lisbon, Portugal.

Street art | Lisbon, Portugal

This bee by Bordalo II is not difficult to find. There are more of these sculptures with various other animals in Lisbon and some are more challenging to find. If you’re a street art lover, I can only recommend that you wander around Lisbon to find more of these beauties.

Cantina restaurant in Lisbon’s LX Factory; Portugal

LX Factory Cantina | Lisbon, Portugal

LX Factory is like a separated small city in Lisbon. It is an old industrial part of the capital which was transformed during the late 90’s to a modern art site. In our day, it has become a paradise for street photographers and store owners who do not like the traditional concepts of commerce and restaurants with a typical style.

Lisbon LX Factory with a concept store; Portuguese sardines as souvenirs.

LX Factory and a Portuguese sardine shop | Lisbon, Portugal

We found this sardine shop while visiting LX Factory in Lisbon – a city in itself. In 1896, in this part of Lisbon (Alcântara), there was a fabric factory and many other stores that also moved to this industrial site. Unfortunately, these companies did not survive the decay of the golden industrial age and soon the complex of the building was deserted.

Cristo Rei (Statue of Jesus Christ the King) in Almada opposite to Lisbon, Portugal.

Cristo Rei in Almada | Lisbon, Portugal

This photo was literally taken from our kitchen window. We were staying in one of the Airbnb’s in Bairo Alto, which gave us a clear view of the Tagus River, 25 Abril Bridge and the Statue of Christ the King located on the opposite shores and Almada.