The Baroque main church at Convento Sao Pedro de Alcantara

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Convento de São Pedro de Alcântara

Bairro Alto, Chiado & Cais do Sodré

This convent is small in size but grand in baroque decor. The inconspicuous box-like facade hides a chapel (1690s), and a church (1681) that survived the 1755 earthquake and is greatly ornamented, with blue-and-white tile-covered walls and intricate Italian-inspired marble floors. Access is through the side door. Guided English tours (€2.50) go deeper on Fridays at 3pm.

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