Monastery of São Pedro de Alcântara

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São Pedro de Alcântara was a Franciscan monastery in the Bairro Alto district of Lisbon, founded in the late 18th century. It is a large Baroque building, with a highly decorated chapel.[1]

When the religious orders, convents, and monasteries in Portugal were closed by the government in 1833, the monastery buildings were handed over to the Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa (a society charged with helping the old, the sick, and abandoned or orphaned children).

At present the Santa Casa uses the buildings as a home for young girls.


Rua de São Pedro de Alcântara at Rua Luisa Todi in Lisbon.

Instituto São Pedro de Alcântara
Rua Luisa Todi, 1
1200-245 Lisbon


  1. ^ See Património Arquitectónico. 1: Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa. Lisbon: Santa Casa da Misericórdia / Museu de São Roque, 2006.