Igreja de Santo Antonio dos Olivais, Coimbra

#13 of 22 in Historic Sites in Coimbra
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  • Some Franciscan friars arrived and settled at a small hermitage outside Coimbra dedicated to Saint Anthony of Egypt. Saint Anthony began here his franciscan life after leaving the Canons Regular of...  more »
  • There is some kind of chamr to the Igreja de Santo Antonio dos Olivais, though old it is clearly a beautiful structure.  more »
  • Church where St. Anthony of Lisbon was received as a Franciscan. The nave is covered with tiles depicting scenes from the saint's life. The sacristy is worth visiting if you can find someone to ask to give you access.
  • Saint Anthony of Lisbon (or of Pádua) lived in one of its cells in the 13th century. That, alone, is enough reason for a visit.
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