Paroquia Santo Antonio
Paroquia Santo Antonio
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands3,977 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
The architect Nuno Craveiro Lopes was inspired by an inverted flower, but the people saw a lemon squeezer. The use of concrete enabled 20th century architects to use modern forms in their design. The church was built in 1962. To the frustration of the architect the original design was changed by the priests. Originally the altar was envisaged to be in the middle under the dome with the colorful top.
Written February 27, 2022
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Brent W
Pretoria, South Africa348 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Under renovation at the moment and only accessible through the back gate.
Even then you can only see inside through a couple of broken window slats.
Worth visiting though because it really looks unusual.
“Lemon squeezer” really is the right term for it!
Written January 25, 2020
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pinchetravels
San Juan, Puerto Rico588 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
Hopped over there after visiting the art market nearby. It's near the Dutch Embassy on a quiet and rich street. The place was going through renovations and I could not get in. I'm not sure how long the renovation will be on for.
Written February 2, 2020
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Niklas "Nico" Lehmann
Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique69 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Friends
This modernistic church with the looks of a lemon squeezer is the work of architect Nuno Craveiro Lopes (the son of a Portuguese president), and was completed in 1962. Renovated in 1992, it is still in a reasonable shape. The interior is splendid with a fantastic play of light by all openings with colored glass. Should be visited at day-time, but have a regular mass every day at 6 pm.
Written September 27, 2015
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Migz Wilson
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
The Church of Santo António da Polana, inaugurated in 1962 to the designs of Nuno Craveiro Lopes, is an extraordinary formal gesture in its context – a 20th century suburb of Maputo, Mozambique – but it also represents an extraordinary political gesture, a bravura piece of patronage which rejected the colonial state-sponsored mock-rural architectural language of ‘Portuguese suave’ in favour of something at the fringes of what was then culturally and technically possible.
Written June 5, 2019
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J Joseph
Toronto, Canada41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
One of the most unique churches I've ever visited. Takes 10-15 min to tour. Its free. Highly recommended.
Written April 27, 2019
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nmatholo
Maputo, Mozambique2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Business
The format of the church looks like a lemon squeezer or a lily flower in all their moments, since blossom time til be completely open.
Written May 23, 2017
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Lucien1972
Johannesburg, South Africa51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Friends
You have to make time to visit this church when you are in Maputo. The building is really beautiful. I was so moved when i visited this church, that I had time to pray in this magnificent building. A truly spiritual experience.
Written April 27, 2017
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Rebecca D
6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
The Iglesia de San Antonio de la Polana is nicknamed "Lemon squeezer". We did not go inside the church but it was lovely to look at from the street.
Written February 27, 2017
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GlobetrottingViking
Thatcham, UK2,750 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Friends
Having seen this church on TripAdvisor, I took a walk up the hill to visit it. It It looked closed, but using sign-language with the gardener on the site we were taken to the building next door, clearly also belonging to the church. And from there we were led through an underground tunnel into this amazing church. The pyramid or cone shape gives it a mysterious atmosphere, and the stained glass windows are eye-catching. I read that the church is just over 50 years old, and since it is build of concrete, it will probably last for another 500 years.
Written February 4, 2017
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