Igreja de Santo António

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Igreja de Santo António information

Lagos , Portugal
Rua General Alberto da Silveira
Opening hours
10am-6pm Tue-Sun
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The little Igreja de Santo António , bursting with 18th- and 19th-century gilded, carved wood, is a stupendous baroque extravaganza. Beaming cherubs and ripening grapes are much in evidence. The dome and azulejo panels were installed during repairs after the 1755 earthquake.

Enter from the adjacent Museu Municipal , a glorious and fascinating historic mishmash. There’s an entrancing haphazardness about it all, from Roman nails found locally and opium pipes from Macau to bits of the Berlin wall sharing a case with scary-looking surgical instruments.