Santo Antonio de Lisboa, Lisbon

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One of the city's major landmarks, Santo Antonio de Lisboa 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 Santo Antonio de Lisboa.
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  • August 19, 2017
    The church is gorgeous! The birthplace of St. Anthony was down a few stairs on the side of the church, quite amazing to see. A wonderful place to visit. W attended a mass here, wonderful!  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    We were fortunate to enjoy a mass and really enjoyed the singing afterward we went into the crypt area and saw where he was born.  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    the visit to the Church is free but access to Santo Antônio room in the basement of the Church is paid. Site that translates into peace.
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  • Built on Saint Anthony's birth place. There is a crypt inside where you can visit the exact spot where he was born. Gorgeous architecture dates back to 1757 Free entrance.
  • The crypt, which is the original birthplace of St. Anthony with a church built around it, contains his relics and is really amazing.
  • Worth visiting.
  • Nice church.
  • San Anthony was born on this church.

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