Founded in 1829, Confeitaria Nacional was the official confectioner of the royal family  dates nearly two centuries of existence, and still keeps its old reputation as one of Lisbon’s best pastry shops and cafes.

Confeitaria Nacional is particularly famous due to the traditional Christmas cake, Bolo Rei, which tradition started in 1850 when the owner bought the recipe.

Any other time of the year, try the giant selection of traditional biscuits and Portuguese pastries. Inside the treats are displayed in a classic and elegant marble counter, topped by a mirrored ceiling.

Upstairs there is a dining area, where Portuguese dished are served too at lunch time.

Confeitaria Nacional, Praça da Figueira, Lisbon, Portugal

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