Graça

On the highest hill of Lisbon it is in the Bairro da Graça, one of the oldest and most beautiful in the capital, built on land where, around contituição nationality, was a huge olive grove. Grace saw increase its number of inhabitants after the earthquake of 1755, and these new residents build simple homes, and also imposing palaces. At the time of extinction of religious orders the Grace of the district undergoes a major change, the Convent becomes Barracks, the Santa Marinha Largo church is demolished, and much of the monastic lands were expropriated and sold to individuals. With the industrialization of Beato and Xabregas, Grace meets new people, this time workers who decide to live there. Passes to the period of the courtyards, the bairrosoperários and, above all, the workers' villages built with aesthetic sense and town planning criteria. Grace goes at this time to be a region of workers' villages such as Vila Gold Star, built in 1908, or Berta village, built between 1902 and 1908. With a curious mixture of cosmopolitanism and rurality, the area is known and popular among their Viewpoints, where you can enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the city.
 


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