Our Mobile Photography Workshop and Photowalk was such a success! Thanks to all our NUSPS members for participating and supporting us in the event. We hope everyone learnt something new and made new friends! Do share your photos with #nusps 😍
Join us at our next event, the Basic Photography Workshop happening on 14 Oct. More details will be released soon!
The Graça Church and Convent located in Largo da Graça, goes back to the beginning of Portugal as a kingdom. Initially the convent was founded in the Monte de São Gens, in a place known as Almofala, where D. Afonso Henriques camped with its troops during the siege to Lisbon in 1147.
The bell tower is the work of Manuel da Costa Negreiros from 1738. Much of the church collapsed during the 1755 earthquake. The church was reconstructed with gilded carvings, tiles and a painted ceiling.
Better known to some as the Miradouro da Graça, Miradouro Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, named after the poet who died in 2004 and spent many of her days admiring Lisbon here.
The view from here, a top Santo André Hill, reaches to the old quarters of the Mouraria and Alfama, the Baixa Pombalina, the Castle of São Jorge and the Tagus River (Rio Tejo).
The views from the Miradouro do Portas do Sol at night have a different feel. The bright white and pastel colours of the city are replaced by tones of Gold and amber.
The Church of São Vicente de Fora on the hilltop stands out as the brightest building in Alfama.
Lisbon has been the seat of a bishopric since the 4th century AD. After the city was reconquered by an army led by King Afonso Henriques, and North European crusaders taking part on the Second Crusade, in the year 1147, an English crusader named Gilbert of Hastings was named bishop and this new cathedral was built on the site of the main mosque that existed in Lisbon.