St. Anthony’s Church:
St. Anthony’s Church in Lisbon, Portugal is a roman Catholic Church dedicated to St. Anthony, the Patron Saint of Lisbon. Though died and is buried in Padua, Italy, St. Anthony was born in Lisbon and the church, originally built in the 1700’s, sits on the site where he was born. A crypt marks his birthplace and in 1982 St. John Paul II visited and prayed here. The church is now a National Monument as St. Anthony is highly revered in Lisbon, his Feast Day is a national Holiday marked by celebrations and parades on every June 13th. Also known as the Santo Antonio Church, St. Anthony’s holds a first class relic of the bone of St. Anthony, which is often visited and venerated by Pilgrims.
St. Anthony was born Fernando Martins de Bulhões in 1195. Raised in a wealthy family, he went on to become a Catholic Priest and Franciscan Friar. Well known for his devotion to the poverty and illness stricken, he was one of the most quickly canonized Saints in history. He died in 1231 , was beatified and canonized eleven months later in 1232.
Location & Accomodations: St. Anthony’s Church is located in central Lisbon, just about 20 minutes from the Lisbon Airport. There are many 4 and 5 star hotels around the city.
Address: Largo de Santo António da Sé, 1100-401 Lisboa, Portugal
Phone: +351 21 886 9145