Fabrico Próprio Microcosmos

Text Francisco Luís Parreira
Images Diogo "Gazella" Carvalho

The Largo da Graça is a unique congregation of Lisbon’s old and new semi-industrial patisseries. This square gathers and unusual amount of Fabrico Próprio establishments, which serve the “old” clientele but also the many tourists and new inhabitants who arrive or pass through this historical Lisbon neighbourhood. In this section we bring together two intersecting perspectives to testify how consumption, but above all conviviality, in the square’s patisseries and cafes create a unique urban experience. But also how they demonstrate the strength and capacity for renewal of Portuguese gastronomic culture.

Text: Francisco Luís Parreira
Images: Diogo “Gazella” Carvalho