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Saint Anthony Church
Santo Antonio (better known as Saint Anthony of Padua), revered as a matchmaker, protector of young brides, and patron of the lost and found, was actually born in Lisbon, on the site of this church.
Saint Anthony Church: Saint Anthony's birthplace
Destroyed by the Earthquake of 1755, the Church was rebuilt on the its original ruins of Manueline.
Saint Anthony: patron of Lisbon
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Inside, the altar features an image of the saint with Christ in his arms, the sacristy is faced with 18th century tiles, and there is a modern tile panel commemorating the visit of Pope John Paul II to the church in 1982.

Next door is a small museum with images and manuscripts relating to the life of the saint, as well as gold and silverware used to decorate the church.

Mass marriages known as "St. Anthony’s Weddings" are held here during the mid-June St. Anthony’s Day celebrations.


open hours:
from 7h00 to 19h00 (whole week) [break from 12h30 to 15h00]
address: Largo Santo António a Sé (Rua das Pedras Negras)
phone: +351 218 100 340
Tram: 28
Bus: 37
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