Photographer's Note

The Church of Saint Anthony (Portuguese: Santo Antão) is a religious monument in the Portuguese city of Évora located in Praça de Giraldo.

It was built on the orders of Cardinal D. Henrique, Archbishop of Évora, on the site of the medieval Hermitage of Saint Anthony. To allow its construction the Roman Triumphal Arch was demolished.

Building started in 1557 based on a late Renaissance design. It consists of three naves, presenting the characteristics of so - called parlour churches.

It has a considerable number of altars with gold carving. Also of note is the rare marble front of the main altar representing the Apostolate, a work of 14th century and coming from the old Hermitage of Saint Anthony.

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