Santo Antônio Convent, Rio de Janeiro

Santo Antônio Convent, Rio de Janeiro

The Convent of Santo Antonio is a monastery Catholic belonging to the Franciscan Province of the Immaculate Conception of Brazil located in the top of the Santo Antônio Hill and facing the Largo da Carioca , in the center of the city of Rio de Janeiro. The convent forms, together with the neighboring Church of the Third Order of São Francisco da Penitência , one of the oldest and most important colonial settlements remaining in the city.

The interior of the church is quite simple and traditional, rectangular in shape and with only one nave . The main chapel and side altars have gilded woodwork from the period between 1716 and 1719 , with a late Baroque character , more typical of the 17th century than the 18th century .

The history of the Convent of St. Anthony dates back to 1592, when the first Franciscans arrived at Rio de Janeiro. It is renowned for its catacombs, where the remains of several members of the Imperial Family are interred.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8am-6pm; Sat: 8-11am
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Sight Name: Santo Antônio Convent
Sight Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (See walking tours in Rio de Janeiro)
Sight Type: Religious
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