You will feast with your eyes as soon you enter here. Founded in 1829, this confectionery store is considered one of the best in Lisbon, having won international prizes and serving, in the old days, as the official confectioner of the royal family.
The King Cake, a very famous Christmas cake in Portugal, was born here; the recipe was brought from Paris in 1850. You will also find miniature pastries: Try to resist.
But there is more than cakes. You'll find a beautiful interior with a marble counter, carved woodwork, tiles, a mirrored ceiling, and a mural of high historical value. And on the second floor, there is now a tearoom.
The Confeitaria Nacional, Rua do Duc 22, has served delicious biscuits and pastries in this beautiful shop since 1829.
When you walk into this pastry shop on the Praca de Figueira, you will be tempted with every imaginable delicacy. The choice is very difficult so naturally, you can't make choose just one treat. You end up ( at least I did ) with two or three selections as you sit in this historic shop and sip your tea and nibble your goodies.
This pastry shop is a must if you like macaroons, Napoleons, custard cups, or chocolate anything.