Friday, 18 April 2014
CHURCH OF SANTO ANTÓNIO
Santo Antonio (better known as Saint Anthony of Padua), revered as a matchmaker, protector of young brides, and patron of the lost and found, was actually born in Lisbon, on the site of this church.
Under current Church of Santo António, erected in 1812 on the remains of a chapel sponsored by João II, there is a corridor lined with tiles which you can read an inscription that marks this place as the site where the saint was born.
Mass marriages known as "St. Anthony's Weddings" are held here during the mid-June St. Anthony's Day celebrations.