Graça Church and Convent

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Igreja da Graça, Lisbon

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.

Igreja da Graça, Lisbon

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.
In 2023, it finally opened its terrace to visitors, from where it's possible to admire a view of the castle and over downtown Lisbon.

Convento da Graça, Lisbon

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.

Convento da Graça, Lisbon

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.

Calçada pavement in Graça, Lisbon

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, but if you want to go up to the church's terrace, you must acquire a €5.00 ticket (children under the age of 6 are free, and those between the ages of 7 and 12 pay €3.00). You may buy it online: Graça Church Terrace Tickets

Opens every day

Attractions Nearby

From Igreja da Graça you can walk to another of the neighborhood’s famous viewpoints, Senhora do Monte. Down the hill from there is Jardim da Cerca da Graça, a park with more castle views.

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