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Church of St. Anthony, Lisbon

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One of the city's major landmarks, Church of St. Anthony features an easily recognizable front facade blending elements of both Baroque and Neoclassical architectural styles. According to local legend, the church marks the birthplace of St. Anthony, revered as a matchmaker and protector of young brides. Designed by architect Mateus Vicente de Oliveira and completed in the 1760s, the church notably includes a large altarpiece depicting a scene in which the saint holds baby Jesus in his arms. The square in front of the church features a statue of St. Anthony dedicated by Pope John Paul II in 1982. Before you head to Lisbon, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Lisbon trip maker tool, to make sure you see all that Lisbon has to offer, including Church of St. Anthony.
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  • This patron Saint has a special significance in our family, as we were married and both our kids baptized in his Church in our hometown Belgrade, Serbia. Therefore, every time I'm in Lisbon (and this....  more
    This patron Saint has a special significance in our family, as we were married and both our kids baptized in his Church in our hometown Belgrade, Serbia. Therefore, every time I'm in Lisbon (and this....  more »
  • Dedicated to Saint Anthony of Lisbon. According to tradition, the church was built on the site where the saint was born, in 1195. Admission free. 
    Dedicated to Saint Anthony of Lisbon. According to tradition, the church was built on the site where the saint was born, in 1195. Admission free.  more »
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  • This patron Saint has a special significance in our family, as we were married and both our kids baptized in his Church in our hometown Belgrade, Serbia. Therefore, every time I'm in Lisbon (and this was my third time) I pay my respects here visiting this beautiful Baroque Church. Lisbon's San Antonio is set at the foot of Alfama oldest part of town, just steps before the oldest Se Cathedral. It's a classic Baroque 18c Church (rebuilt after the 1755 earthquake, the original dates back to 15c) on the place where St. Anthony was born in 1195, marked with the crypt beneath the Church ground level. Beside is a plaque of Pope John Paul II visit.
  • Beautiful church just behind the Lisbon cathedral. It gives a calming effect on your soul. Worth checking out

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