Vanessa & Rui Engagement in Lisbon

Destination Wedding Photography in Portugal – Engagement in Lisbon

by Aguiam Wedding Photography Portugal

After just arriving from New York, Vanessa and Rui decided to celebrate their engagement in Lisbon, before their wedding which would also become epic. We made them wander through the typically Portuguese sidewalk, the narrow staircases, the alleyways and corners of the most genuine district of the capital of Portugal, Alfama. We photographed two people who were madly in love. And the result is this engagement session that captures our attention. “Alfama is a delightful maze” of narrow cobbled streets and ancient houses, which lead up the steep hill from the Tejo Estuary to the Castelo de São Jorge. Contained within this diverse and charismatic district are many of Lisbon’s most important historic buildings, including the Se Cathedral, the Castelo de São Jorge, the Panteão Nacional and the Igreja de Santo António. Historically, Alfama was situated outside of the city walls and was associated with poverty and squalor, where only the poor and disadvantaged lived. As Lisbon grew into a major seafaring city, the district retained its lowly status as the tough and deprived district where sailors and dock workers lived. Today, Alfama has shrugged off this grim reputation, and has transformed into a fashionable and artisan district, but still retains its unique character and rich heritage. For visitors, Alfama is a joy to visit and is often best explored by simply getting lost within the labyrinth of alleys and side streets. Around every corner or steep climb, is a delightful plaza, a trendy café, an independent shop or panoramic viewpoint. If you are new to Lisbon, we recommend that Alfama should be the first district that you begin your discovery of the city.” Make sure you use comfortable shoes because you will walk a lot and it won’t be in straight line 😉


1 Comment
  • Halina
    Posted at 16:48h, 11 March Reply

    Hi there! Such a wonderful write-up, thank you!

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