this is one of thoses pop in visits just to say that you have visited nothing very special as if you have seen one you have seen them all
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Many may not be aware that St. Antonio, the most favourite saint all over the world, was actually born in Lisbon. The church is very beautiful. Both interior and exterior of this church are impressive I will try to come back to Lisbon by the...More
This is reputedly the birth place of St Anthony, patron saint of lost things, the church is built on the site of the house owned by his parents. It's a beautiful church, and in the crypt there is a tiny chapel, visited by Pope John...More
The present church dates back to 1767, when the construction works were carried out by following the design of Mateus Vicente de Oliveira, who conceived it in the spirit of the Baroque style with notable Rococo elements. However, this is not the original church. The...More
This lovely church commemorates the supposed ancient home of St. Antonio, Lisbon's own. There was a mass going on when we visited and it was solemn and lovely.
The outside of the church is being renovated but the inside is still open and spectacular. The statues are very impressive.
We liked this church, or igreja in portuguese, like we liked all other churches we have visited in Lisbon and Portugal in general.
Liked this church as much for the decorations as for the seemingly very active place of worship. There were plenty of people worshipping and quiet and respect is due when there. The main altar is very elaborate and well worth seeing for the work involved.
This church is where Pope John Paul II knelt at the crypt where St. Anthony was born several flights down under the current church (and you can too). A special church near Alfama with a small gift shop and friendly staff. We bought small bread...More