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“A nice little church.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Santo Antonio de Lisboa

Santo Antonio de Lisboa
Largo de Santo Antonio de Se, Lisbon, Portugal (Baixa)
21/886-91-45
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Ranked #10 of 217 attractions in Lisbon
Type: Religious Sites
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“A nice little church.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

This little church was destroyed by the earthquake of 1755 and was rebuilt in the following years.
I have no idea if St. Antony, Lisbon's saint, actually lived where the church now stands, or if it's just a myth, but so many locals worship this place as if it is.
The church's lovely yet simple façade blends Baroque style with Neo-Classical style.
Don't miss the numerous brides and grooms who visit the church on their wedding day – for good luck.

Visited September 2013
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“Interesting History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

It's church sits on the site of the home tHat the saint was born. Torn down and rebuilt over the same site. Very beautiful paintings and gilded walls and statues. Don't miss the side door to the CRIPT a must see room where he priest prepares for mass. The walls are covered with tiles and silver candelabras.

Visited March 2013
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“Much More Than a Church”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

One of Lisbon simbols, This Church sits on the actual place where Lisbon's most popular Saint was born and raised. After admiring the Church whether Catholic or not you may visit the catacombs where the Pope John Paul II prayed on May 12th 1982 just before a life threatening attempt on the day after at Fatima Sanctuary. Just next door don't miss the visit to the small museum around Saint Anthony's popular devotion.

If you are about to mary go there and wish the best for that once of a lifetime enterprise because he will give you a hand.

Visited September 2012
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“A crazy feast!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

St Antonio is a BIG street party! It is complete madness for one day, but the party lasts for many. In Alfama you can enjoy cheap and typical portuguese food, with Sardines beeing the bestseller.
However, be aware that this is crowded, and not for the unfit or very very young.

Visited June 2012
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“Important Church”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

The original Church of Santo Antonio was destroyed in the 1755 earthquake. The new church was constructed by the architect Mateus Vicente in 1767. Newly married couples visit the church on their wedding day and leave flowers so that the saint will bring good luck to their marriage.

Visited September 2012
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