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Convento do Santo Antônio

  • Largo da Carioca 5 Map It
  • Centro
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 06/20/2013

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The Convent of St. Anthony was completed in 1780, but some parts date from 1615, making it one of Rio's oldest structures. Its baroque interior contains priceless colonial art, including wood carvings and wall paintings. The sacristy is covered with traditional Portuguese azulejos (ceramic tiles). The church has no bell tower: its bells hang from a double arch on the monastery ceiling. An exterior mausoleum contains the tombs of the offspring of Dom Pedro I and

Dom Pedro II.

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Sight Information

Address:

Largo da Carioca 5, Rio de Janeiro, 20050-020, Brazil

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Phone:

021-2262–0129

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • By appointment only, call ahead or email conventorj@franciscanos.org.br to set up a visit

Updated 06/20/2013

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