Convento De São Pedro De Alcântara

Convento De São Pedro De Alcântara

Convento De São Pedro De Alcântara
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Neighbourhood: Encarnação
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Brad
Hong Kong, China1,73,427 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 24 June 2023
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Malgorzata
12,091 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 2 March 2021
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howiet1971
Swindon, UK1,706 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 28 February 2020
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W&M
Deventer, The Netherlands761 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 13 November 2019
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KYtraveler79
Cincinnati, OH994 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 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 12 October 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 21 May 2019
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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 29 March 2019
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Tamar L
Melbourne, Australia125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Family
Came across this quiet gem by accident - beautiful wooden floors, many azulejos, amazing side chapel with intricate inlaid marble. The church and chapel are free. Well worth a look.
Written 8 August 2017
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seafare74
SF, California2,152 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
We just happened to stop an sit in the shade on the marble steps outside some large iron gates when a guard opened the gates and invited us in. Much to our surprise we were at the church of the Convento where the walls are clad in beautiful blue tile murals.
Written 12 June 2017
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GregB052148
Tarpon Springs, FL629 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 22 May 2017
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