If you are looking for picture-perfect places to photograph, the wide array of Portugal hiking tours and adventures in urban areas or the countryside offer you plenty of picturesque spots to choose from. Prepare to be charmed by quaint villages, dramatic landscapes, enchanting Mediterranean beaches, impressive architecture, and so much more. With so many destinations to choose from, we have rounded up some of the most beautiful places that you will love to take photos of in Portugal.
Coimbra is a scenic riverfront city that sits on the banks of the River Mondego.For centuries, it is one of the country’s top places for arts and culture. The city is home to a wealth of architectural attractions and to one of the oldest universities in Europe.
Points of interest: Universidade de Coimbra, the medieval old town, Arco de Almedina, Igreja de Santa Cruz, Jardim Botánico, Mosteiro de Santa Clara-a-Velha, the Old Cathedral, the New Cathedral, and Praça do Comércio
You cannot choose a more scenic place to go for a hike in the country than the Douro Valley. So if you have a chance to go for a trek or simply explore Portugal’s nature areas, make sure to head to this little slice of paradise on Earth. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this glorious cultural landscape offers a wide range of stunning vistas. From the towns and villages to the region’s famous vineyards, prepare to feast your senses as you explore the amazing sights in the valley.
Points of interest: Casa de Mateus, Chapel of São Pedro de Balsemão, the boat trips down the Douro River , Museu de Lamego, Museu do Douro, Parque Arqueológico do Vale do Côa, Parque Natural do Douro Internacional, Quinta do Panascal vineyard and visitor’s centre, Quinta do Pôpa, and Santuário de Nossa Senhora dos Remédios
For some people, taking a selfie with a good angle on a mobile phone is enough for them to be called future photographers.
But you know what?
There’s more to photography than it seems.
You see, it’s not just the angle that makes a photograph great. You also see, it’s not just the gadget that makes a photograph great. You even see, it’s not just the motivation that makes a photograph great.
It’s about the current emotion.
This goes for both the photographer and the one who is being photographed. Every moment captured by the photographer stems from the fact that the one who is being photographed is currently feeling happy – let’s say, because of her upcoming wedding. Every moment captured on the one who is being photographed also stems from the fact that the photographer is currently feeling excited – let’s say, for the upcoming wedding. Otherwise, every moment captured will reflect simply on what both parties have been feeling lately.
It’s about the right lighting.
In photography, lighting is described as the use of light to show certain effects on a visual representation that can either be practical or aesthetic. What most people fail to realize, however, is that lighting also represents a photograph’s soul. It’s what makes a photograph an inspiration. It’s what makes a photograph an enigma. It’s what makes a photograph as radiant as the sun. It’s what makes a photograph as special as the moon. In other words, it’s what makes a photograph worth sharing for other people to see – and most of all, for the entire world to see.
Indeed, there’s more to photography than it seems.
How about you?
Do you like taking pictures? What do you think makes a photograph great?
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