Convento de São Pedro de Alcãntara
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Convento de São Pedro de Alcãntara

Ensconced in Lisbon's charming Bairro Alto district, the Convento de São Pedro de Alcântara is a captivating destination for tourists seeking to explore the city's rich cultural heritage. This historic convent, dating back to the 17th century, offers visitors a glimpse into Lisbon's religious past and architectural splendour.

Admire the convent's Baroque façade and ornate interior adorned with exquisite religious art and intricate details. Take a leisurely stroll through the tranquil gardens, offering panoramic views of Lisbon's picturesque skyline and the Tagus River below.

Located near popular attractions such as the Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara and the historic Chiado district, the Convento de São Pedro de Alcântara invites tourists to immerse themselves in Lisbon's vibrant history and scenic beauty. Whether you're a history enthusiast, an art lover, or simply curious, a visit to this enchanting convent promises an unforgettable experience in the heart of Lisbon.


Convento de São Pedro de Alcãntara

Convento de São Pedro de Alcãntara

Explore the rich history of the Convento de São Pedro de Alcântara, a Baroque masterpiece founded in the late 17th century as a Franciscan monastery. Concealed behind its unassuming façade lies a treasure trove of religious art and architectural marvels.

Discover the origins of the convent, initiated by António Luís de Meneses following his pledge to Saint Peter of Alcântara after the Battle of Montes Claros. The church, dating back to 1681, boasts original features like the ornate altar, painstakingly restored after the 1755 earthquake. Admire the collection of pre-earthquake paintings from the National Palace of Mafra and the stunning azulejo tile panels depicting scenes from the saint's life.

Marvel at the trompe l'oeil ceiling by French artist Pierre Bordes and explore the funerary chapel of Verissimo de Lencastre, adorned with intricate marble inlays. Following the convent's transition to a charitable institution in 1833, it opened its doors to the public in 2014, inviting visitors to uncover its centuries-old legacy. Guided tours are available on Fridays, in French at 11h30 and English at 15h00. Two guided tours on Saturdays are in Portuguese at 15h00 and 16h30.

Visitor Information

October - March: Monday 14h00 - 18hh00, Tuesdays - Sunday 10h00 - 18h00.
April - September; Monday 14h00 - 19h00, Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10h00 - 19h00, Thursdays 10h00 - 20h00, Friday - Sunday 10h00 - 19h00 | FREE

Getting to the Convento de São Pedro de Alcãntara

Rossio and Restauradores (+ Elevador da Glória)
Tram #24E, #28E
202, 758
Contact Details
1 Rua Luísa Todi, Bairro Alto, 1200-245 Lisbon, Portugal.
38° 42' 54.2" N | 09° 08' 43"5 W | +351 213 243 930, 213 235 233 (Tour bookings)