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5 Dreamy Proposal Locations in Lisbon, Portugal

Thinking about popping the big question? It's where your fairytale begins so make sure it's in a dreamy location. One of our favourite parts of what we do is planning our secret proposal shoots. We love capturing that special moment of surprise filled with love, happiness and excitement in a beautiful location. But we absolutely love helping you plan and finding the best place to take you for a proposal to ensure they say yes! The best place to propose not only has to be romantic and picturesque but also needs to be a spot where both of you can feel connected. Here in Portugal, we are spoilt for choice when it comes to proposal locations in Lisbon, so here's our list of the top 5 places and reason why they make the perfect proposal spot!


  • Azenhas do Mar

  • Praia da Ursa

  • Jardim do Rio

  • Monserrate Palace

  • Sessimbra Castle


If you’re looking to propose by the sea:


1. Propose at Azenhas do Mar


The clifftop of Azenhas do Mar is on our list as it offers breathtaking views of the ocean and rugged cliff face. It’s the perfect, romantic location for those down-on-one-knee shots. Azenhas do Mar is a seaside town located close to Sintra (just 40 minutes from Lisbon).



Couple at Azenhas do Mar
Images by JJMT Photography

2. Propose at Praia Da Ursa


If you are looking to propose in front of stunning views of the Portuguese coastline, Praia Da Ursa may be calling your name. This is one of our most popular proposal locations, also located close to Sintra. If you check out our proposal packages, you’ll see we offer picnic proposals in this location. We make sure it's the prettiest set-up for you and your loved one to toast to the special moment! You can find all of our proposal packages here


Couple dancing at Praia da Ursa
Images by JJMT Photography

3. Propose at Jardim do Rio


If you are looking for somewhere closer to Lisbon, this is just the place! Just a short 5-minute ferry ride across the river will bring you to an area called Almada. Here you can take a romantic walk along the riverfront and take in the views of the beautiful Lisbon bridge. Jardim do Rio is just past the riverfront restaurants and offers an intimate place to pop that life-altering question. With a backdrop of the bridge and the city of Lisbon in the distance, we’re not sure you’ll find a more romantic setting or stunning photographs!


Images by Photo by Alex Suprun on Unsplash/Photo by Sandra Grünewald on Unsplash


If you’re looking to propose by beautiful Portuguese architecture:


4. Propose at Monserrate Palace


The Monserrate Palace is a palatial villa located near Sintra, the traditional summer resort of the Portuguese court in the foothills overlooking the Atlantic Ocean north of the capital, Lisbon. It is renowned for its exotic gardens, lush greenery, and architectural beauty, what makes us think it makes the ideal proposal location if you want to woo your other half with the palace’s fairytale charm, the palace and its gardens offer visitors a picturesque and enchanting experience, making it a popular tourist attraction in the region. It really is stunning!


Couple hug
Image by JJMT Photography



5. Propose at Sesimbra Castle (Castelo de Sesimbra)


Sesimbra Castle, is a medieval fortress located in Sesimbra, Portugal. It sits atop a hill overlooking the town and the ocean, providing panoramic views of the surrounding area, this is sure to take your soon-to-be fiance’s breath away! Fun fact: Sesimbra Castle is a popular tourist attraction, offering visitors a glimpse into Portugal's medieval past and stunning views of the coastline.



Sesimbra Castle
Photo by Alexandre Contador on Unsplash

Bonus - Secret proposal Location Lisbon

Queluz National Palace Lisbon


Proposing at Queluz Palace would be incredibly romantic and memorable. You could plan a private moment in one of the palace's stunning gardens, perhaps near a beautiful fountain or a picturesque alcove, where you can pop the question surrounded by the palace's enchanting atmosphere and historical charm. Alternatively, you could arrange for a private tour of the palace and propose in one of its opulent rooms, such as the elegant Ballroom or the majestic Throne Room, creating a truly regal setting for your special moment. Whatever you choose, Queluz Palace provides a magical backdrop for a proposal that you and your partner will cherish forever.



Couple at Queluz Palace
Images by JJMT Photography

Still can't decide which place is for you? For more inspiration, you'll find all of the proposal locations over on our Instagram page @jjmtphotography or get in touch and we can send you our unique proposal packages.



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