Thursday 1 November 2018

Igreja e Convento da Graça, Lisbon

Rebuilt in Baroque style following the 1755 earthquake, the cream-hued monastery and church of Our Lady of Grace occupies one of the highest points in Lisbon. Inside, the church is extraordinarily ornate, while the Augustin monastery opens out on to some atmospheric, if disheveled, cloisters. You'll also find some beautifully tiled walls and floors, as well as a model of the procession through Graça on the second Sunday of Lent. Immediately outside the church is a large cobblestone terrace with cafe tables clustered around a bronze sculpture overlooking the city's rooftops.