Discover Top Bird's Eye Views of Portugal

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Amazing Portugal 4K drone footage | DJI MAVIC AIR

Hubert Jim Zielinski

Contributor Hubert Zielenski created this unforgettable aerial tour of Portugal.  Situated in the southwestern corner of Europe, Portugal was once known as the Edge of the World, and then went on to launch the great Age of Exploration.  His video includes stunning bird's eye footage of Sintra, Lisbon, Porto, and Algarve.  Shot with a DJI Mavic Air drone, this video was a winner of the AirVuz Drone Video of the Week Contest in June, 2018. 

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Portugal: On the Edge of the World

Eaglewood Films

Eaglewood Films took to the skies along the coast of Portugal to capture its rugged and picturesque landscape in 4K. Once believed to be located on the very edge of the inhabited world, Portugal was one of the first areas of Europe to launch long distance ships.  This aerial video will show you why this country has become such a popular destination for tourists and drone pilots alike.  

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Life from Above

Yoan Guerreiro

Contributor Yoan-Guerreiro created this stunning drone video, which shows us the power of the Mavic Air drone as well as the magnificent beauty of Portugal.  With beautiful aerial footage of Porto (Portugal's second largest city, after the capital city Lisbon) and Algarve (in the southernmost part of the country), his video was selected as a finalist for the AirVuz Drone Video of the Week contest in July of 2018.  

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Lisbon Portugal in Cinematic High Definition


In this video, top contributor Justin Poore used a drone to give us an unforgettable look at the amazing city of Lisbon, Portugal.  The video captures many of the top sights in the Portuguese capital, including an epic shot of its iconic 25 de Abril Bridge at around the 1:40 mark.  The red-colored bridge spanning the Tagus River between Lisbon and Almada has been a filming location for numerous movies, notably the 1969 James Bond movie On Her Majesty's Secret Service, the seventh movie in the series.

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Madeira (Volcanic Island) in 4K UHD

XL Creations

Madeira is a group of Portuguese islands located southwest of the mainland in the Atlantic Ocean.  It is a popular resort area and considered to be one of the leading European island destinations, with over a million tourist arrivals per year.  Contributor XL Creations took a four day trip to Madeira with a drone and made this amazing video, which includes aerial footage from Achada do Teixeira, Funchal, Ilheus da Rib, Porto da Cruz, Ribeiro Frio, Seixal, and more.  

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Sintra Magic Land

Francisco Rodrigues

Portugal's Romanesque Revival style Pena Palace is considered one of the greatest of the European castles.  It's located at the top of Sintra Mountain overlookling the town of the same name, near the Portuguese capital city Lisbon.  Completed in 1854, it is regarded as one of the country's greatest national treasures.  Contributor Francisco Rodriguez, one of the top drone pilots in Portugal, created this amazing aerial view of this hilltop place of almost surreal beauty as it glimmers in the mist.  

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Cascais Beach, Portugal from the Sky


Cascais is a town lying on the Portuguese Atlantic coast immediately to the west of Portugal's capital city Lisbon, near the middle of the country's Atlantic coastline.  It is the most popular beach area in Portugal and one of the finest such areas in Europe.  Consider Deardrone used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to fly over this spectacular resort area, and the aerial views of the , colorful umbrellas, happy beach goers, and  refreshing waters is not to be missed!

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Journey through Azores


There is something about this drone video by Nonexistent Jay of the Azores that is just amazing.  The deep blue water of the Atlantic Ocean, the volcanic craters, the narrow winding roads, the fog-enshrouded hilltops, the lush green valleys - it just works.  The nine volcanic islands are vestiges of Portugal's once-great colonial empire; now they operate as a semi-autonomous region, similar to Madeira which is an island located closer to the Portuguese mainland.  

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Aerial view of Sao Miguel, Azores Island - Portugal


Sao Miguel is the largest island in the Azores, an archipelago controlled by Portugal located about 1,300 km (750 mi) west of mainland Portugal in the Atlantic Ocean.  These volcanic islands offer a mild climate for such a northerly location and offer much in the way of natural beauty.  Contributor  Pedrolftavares explored the area over three days with his DJI Phantom 3 drone and the resulting film is breathtaking.

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Lagoa do Fogo - Azores - Portugal


Sao Miguel is the largest (by population and land area) of the nine islands which make up the Azores, an Atlantic Ocean island archipelago which is an autonomous region of Portugal.  It lies towards the eastern end of the chain, closer to Portugal.  In this video, LostSoul82 used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create a bird's eye view of Lagoa do Fogo, a crater lake which is part of the island's Água de Pau Massif stratovolcano complex.

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Trip to Cabo da Roca 4K UltraHD


Cabo de Roca in southwestern Portugal enjoys the distinction of being the westernmost location in mainland Europe.  It is part of the country's Algarve region, which covers the southern part of the nation.  The lanscape of Cabo de Roca is one of white sand beaches and spectacular cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.  Contributor Flying Visions flew a drone over this amazing spot on the western Iberian Peninsula, and the resulting aerial perspective is amazing.

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The Seagulls and the Sea


For cinematic drone footage of birds flying along a beautiful coastline, this video can't be beat.  Skylight used a drone to capture a flock of seagulls on the coast of Portugal in the area of Alcobaca, which lies about midway down Portugal's Atlantic coastline in the Centro region of the country.  The video starts with an aerial shot of some spectacular rocks along the beach at sunset, and then picks up some stunning shots of the seagulls flying up the coast.

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Oporto // Change Perspective


Porto (Oporto) is Portugal's second city after the capital Lisbon.  It's the most important city in the country's norte region.  It is the city after which port wine is named, and it remains the most important source for that libation.  The city dates to the Antiquity.  Culturally it is at least as significant as Lisbon if not more so, and the entire core city is a UNESCO World Heritage site.  In this stunning video, Sprintz gives us a bird's eye view at this city which is located in an estuary of the Duoro River.

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Atlantic Moods


Europe's best surfing is found in areas of the Portuguese and French coasts facing the Atlantic Ocean.  While a wetsuit is generally required, the surfing action is top-notch.  Contributor Atlantic Drones traveled to Hossegor in southwestern France and Nazare on the Portuguese coast to film some of these surfing spots.  Using a combination of gimbal stabilized camera drones and FPV drones he created this epic video showing the best of the European surfing scene. 

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Sunrise at Lisbon's Vasco de Gama Bridge: DJI Mavic Pro

Jorge Novo Murias

Jorge Novo Murias used a drone to create this epic bird's eye view of of Portugal's Vasco de Gama Bridge.  The highly complex span was completed in 1998 in connection with Expo 1998, the celebration of the 500th anniversary of Portuguese explorer Vasco de Gama's epic voyage to India.  The cable-stayed bridge, which is the second longest in Europe, spans 12.3 km (7.3 mi) over the Tagus river and is now a critical part of metropolitan Lisbon's infrastructure.  

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Portugal: Aerial Highlights


Escapeaway created this amazing drone video to record some of the highlights of a trip to Portugal.  It includes some of the most iconic sites in this beautiful and ancient land.  The film features footage of one of Portugal's large wind farms, the terraces of the Douro River in the Norte region, and the delightful province of Sintra.  Most of the rest of the footage was filmed around the great capital city of Lisbon.  At 1:40, you'll get an epic shot of  Praça do Comércio, the city's main square on the Tagus.

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The Azores: An Aerial Story


Contributor din_film used a DJI Mavic Air drone to create this stunning teaser for a planned series on Portugal's Azores islands.  The first part of the video features footage from three of the lesser known islands of the group: Villa do Corvo (the northernmost Azore) and Faial and Pico, which are situated near the better known Sao Miguel in the middle of the archipelago.  The video concludes with some epic shots of Flores, which lies just to the south of Villa do Corvo.

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Feel Sintra


Eminorcks created this epic drone video of Sintra, a culturally important Portuguese town in the Greater Lisbon area.  An ancient city that has long been one of the most important in Portugal, Sintra was "discovered" again beginning in the late 18th century, when many new structures were built in the Romanticist style.  It continues to be one of the biggest tourist destinations in Portugal, and its travel indistry helps to propel the entire Greater Lisbon region of Portugal.  

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Portugal's West Coast by Drone


Contributor Petrolftavares created this stunning drone video of an area along the middle of Portugal's Atlantic coastline.  The video covers the area between Batalha and São Pedro de Moel in the Leiria district, which is part of the country's Centro region.  The video includes footage of the stunning coastline, as well as cultural sites like the Mosteira da Batalha, a monastery which has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Lighthouse Leça da Palmeira with Mavic Air


The Atlantic coastline of Portugal's Norte region is dominated by Porto and cities which have become part of its metropolitan area.  One of these cities is Leça da Palmeira, a city which is situated just a short ways up the coast from Porto.  It has a long history as an important port city and more recently as an oil refining center.  Contributor Hpascoal created this beautiful drone video of the lighthouse of Leça da Palmeira, with other parts of the coastal city visible in the background.

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This film captures the essence of a trip to Madeira, a group of islands off the coast of North Africa which are a semi-autonomous region of Portugal.  As you'll see from the video, Rocky cliffs, towering mountains, and shining coasts make this a great bucket list destination for any avid traveler.  Contributor used a combination of ground camera and drone footage to create this epic record of his trip, which was nominated for the Drone Video of the Month.