Convento De São Pedro De Alcântara

Convento De São Pedro De Alcântara

Convento De São Pedro De Alcântara
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Neighborhood: Encarnação
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Malgorzata
12,086 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
The Monastery of Sao Pedro de Alcantara is located a few meters from the Miradouro Sao Pedro de Alcantara towards Jardim do Principe Real. From the outside, the facade is very modest, but from the inside it is beautiful. The Monastery of Sao Pedro de Alcantara was founded by the first Marques de Marialva, who in 1665 swore to build a monastery dedicated to São Pedro de Alcântara if the Portuguese armies won the Battle of Montes Claros during the so-called restoration war. In 1680, the construction of a monastery belonging to the Franciscan Order began. In 1755, a great earthquake destroyed the monastery, which was partially rebuilt. The single-nave church preserves paintings from the Joanino period, distinguished by the baroque azulejos depicting the history of Sao Pedro de Alcantara. This cycle of azulejos is in perfect condition. Part of the monastery can be visited on the weekend with a guide. Beautiful building that deserves a visit.
Written March 2, 2021
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carlos3005emlisboa
Central Portugal, Portugal386 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Friends
As far as I remind this " Convent " now managed by the so-called Santa Casa da Misericordia ( also responsible for the São Roque Church ) was not assessable for a long time. Today taking a walk I saw the Gutter open and couldn't avoid to take a look inside and got a nice surprise. This " Church ", build in 1681 is the result of a promise of the 1 Marquis of Marialva who in 1665 on the eve of the Battle of Montes Claros ( Portuguese Restauration War, made a vow to erect a convent if the Portuguese won the battle. And there it is now, small, hidden und really a stop worth. Interesting for sure is the rich Tile Artwork in the Outside and Inside. The small Chapel of the Lencastres also at the outside shows a rich inlaid marble decoration. Inside the Main Church, 2 oversize Paintings and the main altar are for sure eye catcher. Curious also are the small confession spots and the tilework around them indicating with any doubt your place as a sinner . The outer chapel and the main church can be visited so far for free. Access to the High alter, the sacristy is done with a ticket and a guided visit. The single adult Ticket is only 2,50 Euro and more then cheap. The Church and chapel are even with a wheelchair accessible ( some small steps ). Opening Times so far are October-March on Monday 2pm-6pm ( last admittance 5:30 pm ). Tuesday to Sunday from 10am-6pm.From April - September : Mondays - 2pm till 7pm ; Tuesday & Wednesday : 10am-7pm ; Thursdays from 10am-8pm and Friday till Sunday from 10am-7pm.
Written February 17, 2017
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Brad
Hong Kong, China173,730 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
There are many interesting churches to visit in Lisbon, this one being just across the street from the popular Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara in Bairro Alto. This convent was only opened to tourists in 2014 and can be visited from 2pm to 6pm (Mondays) and 10am to 6pm (Tues to Sun).

Historically, the convent was founded in 1670 and the church building you see today is Baroque in style. Interestingly, it was only slightly damaged during the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake.

The Chapel of the Lencastres which you enter to the right just before the main entrance is made of marble and is a delight to see, as is the high alter in the main church building. However, what leaves a deep impression are the walls which are lined with azulejo tiled panel scenes that are really beautiful to view while visiting the church.

If you plan to visit and spend time at Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara, it is well worth crossing the street to see Convento de Sao Pedro de Alcantara, allow yourself at least 10-15 minutes to view this beautiful church.
Written June 24, 2023
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howiet1971
Swindon, UK1,705 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Not worth a special visit but definitely worth a visit if you are visiting the viewpoint (miradouro). It's pretty, especially with the tiling.
Written February 28, 2020
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MaGr19
Old Windsor, UK73 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
The small church of the Covent has an excellent display of Azulea tiles with religious scenes. Opens late, around 10.00 am, very close to Pl. de Alegria. It has a small terrace of its own, overlooking the Placa da Alegria, just across the road. Also close to the lovely residential area of Alcantara. Easy to walk down to Pl. de S. Roque. The area is easily reached catching the funicolar/tram off the Avenida da Liberdade, on the very steep Gloria Rd.
Written March 29, 2019
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GregB052148
Tarpon Springs, FL632 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
The outside of this convent/chapel would be easy to walk right past. It is very plain and simple from the outside. The interior walls are lined with beautiful blue tiles very tpical in many parts of Portugal. Note the inlaid marble that makes up the Chapel of Lencastres - it is beautiful. Cost was a modest 2.5 euros.
Written May 22, 2017
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JesLon
Valladolid, Spain943 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Solo
Visiting the Miradouro Sao Pedro de Alcantara I almost missed the entrance to the convento, located in a lateral sreet. It was built to conmemorate the independence of Portugal from Spain. Before entering the main church, there is a small chapel located on the left. The Lancasters Chapel is without a doubt the best part of the visit, with its detailed decoration. Regarding the main church it has beautiful paintings and tile decoration with scenes of S Pedro´s life. I would consider a guided visit, offered in different languages, to get a better knowledge of the building history.
Written December 9, 2015
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W&M
Deventer, The Netherlands760 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We walked from Martim Moniz to Sao Pedro. It is a long walk uphill. There a lot of steps to climb. The church was not special and the city view was ok.
Written November 13, 2019
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KYtraveler79
Cincinnati, OH994 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
This is one of my favorite places in Lisbon. It's small but stunning with the beautiful tiles. I had the entire place to myself and it was wonderful! Don't miss this one!
Written October 12, 2019
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blindman20002000
Davie, FL355 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
The tiles here are painted with elaborate designs that tell a story. It was well worth visiting and seeing the walls covered with art.
Written May 21, 2019
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