The church and convent dedicated to Our Lady of Grace
The church and convent of Our Lady of Grace were built in 1291, but didn't survive the 1755 earthquake. The connecting buildings were rebuilt in the Baroque style -- the convent with a beautiful cloister and 18th-century tile panels; the church with gilded woodwork and grisaille paintings on the ceiling.
The interior of Igreja da Graça
The convent never opened to the public, but, after restoration, finally welcomed visitors in 2017, and often hosts temporary exhibitions. The church, facing one of the city’s most beautiful viewpoints, is one of Lisbon's most visited. It houses an image of Christ carrying the cross, that's taken through the streets in an annual procession, at around Easter time, following a tradition from 1587.
The tiled interior of the convent
After a visit, join the many locals and tourists at the tables of the kiosk café of the viewpoint.
The convent's cloister
Next to the church is the small Augusto Gil Garden, from where you can see the castle. It features a small fountain, a figurative bronze sculpture, and a series of steps with the traditional Portuguese cobblestone pavement.
Traditional Portuguese cobblestone pavement surrounding Augusto Gil Garden next to the church
How to Get to Igreja da Graça
Take tram 28 to the Graça stop, and you’ll see the back of the church. You may ride the tram (as well as the city’s metro, buses, funiculars and trains) for free with the Lisboa Card.
Largo da Graça, Graça
Admission and Tickets to Igreja da Graça
The church and convent are free.
It's closed on Mondays