Convento da Graça (Graça Convent)

Lisbon, Portugal

Graça Convent is one of the oldest convents in Lisbon. According the legend, in 1362 the statue of Our Lady of Grace appeared in the network of a fisherman. The convent part is nowadays used by the army and is not open for visits, but the church is still in use.

Most of the original Graça Church collapsed in the earthquake of 1755, so what you see today is an 18th century baroque monument. Inside it is partly decorated in 16th and 17th century tiles, while outside is Sophia de Mello Belvedere (famous Portuguese poet ) which is one of the city's most popular viewpoints.


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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Portugal

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A Maria (3 months ago)
What a hidden gem! Walk through the church to the convent and you’ll find the stairs to the terrace. It’s 5euro entrance but you get a beautiful glass of wine included at the top (rose, white or port) and the view are a stunning 360 vista of the city. Best view and best wine!
Joyce Chen (4 months ago)
Free and super recommend! It really surprised me, you cannot miss if you visit Lisbon
Davis Chan (4 months ago)
Lisbon best kept secret. Visitor can choose to pay €5 to visit their exhibition, choir, and their viewpoint. They are not lying, this is the best lookout point in Lisbon (and I have been few of them). Majority of visitors miss this opportunity to pay a small price for a tranquil and picturesque viewpoint, there were only 4 people there when we visited. And did I mention the entrance fee comes with a free glass of wine?
Kay Campbell (5 months ago)
Lovely, quiet retreat in 12th-Century church. Light a candle for someone you love, consider modern art inspired by Christian belief as well as ancient blue tile work. Then enjoy the view by following the rooftop path (feels like a secret) around the old iron bell. Complimentary water or wine just adds to the view of the bridge, river, castle, and giant Christ statue overlooking the red tile roofs.
Miklós Nagy (10 months ago)
We can take a meaningful walk in the area of the beautiful complex of buildings, seeing the majestic church in its simplicity, ornate, tiled corridors, the courtyard and the museum. Connected to the viewingpoint, it is an important stop for a sightseeing tour of Lisbon.
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