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Museu Antoniano (St. Anthony Museum)
Lisbon is famous for its St. Anthony’s Day festivities on 13 June, when locals and tourists mix in the streets of the historic quarters to eat sardines and read the popular sayings on the basil plants. But you won’t learn more about the life of this saint or the veneration he receives by descending Bica or climbing Alfama. For that, you’ll have to visit the Museu Antoniano, next to the church of Santo António – beside the cathedral – and see the religious and artistic artefacts evoking the life of this Franciscan monk, the first doctor of the church. Here you’ll find a fantastic azulejo tile panel on “St. Anthony preaching to the fish”, as well as other objects showing the veneration for this saint over the centuries.

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