The Graça quarter, which lies on a hill northeast of the Castelo de Sao Jorge, is a very interesting and lively part of the city. At the turn of the century many houses were built here for the families of workers. The facades, some extremely narrow, give an indication of the cramped living conditions to be found inside.
|Igreja Paroquial da Graça|
We decided that this would definitely be the spot where we would get early morning coffee and bring our visitors from the states. There are 20 different ways to order coffee here and by the time we leave we will be experts.
Athough most shops in Lisbon are closed on Sundays, there was both a mercado (grocery) and a pastelaria (bakery) where we bought fresh sardines and of course, 6 pastel de natas. REALLY, I was only going to buy 4, but the grocer told me in portuguese that I could get 6 for 4 euros. WHAT A DEAL!!!
Tonight I beheaded and cleaned, then grilled sardines.
I am getting good at this Portuguese stuff!