This 17th-century convent facing the Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara survived the 1755 earthquake mostly intact. An exception is an altar that was rebuilt in 1758 located in the church sandwiched between two flanking wings. Much of the paintings pre-date this event, originally housed in the great convent at Mafra, including a large oil painting depicting the Holy Trinity by Pierre-Antoine Quillard, a French painter who spent his last days in Lisbon. Here too you'll discover several 18th-century azulejo panels, representing scenes from the life of St. Pedro de Alcântara. The site was opened to the public in 2014 after the nuns here were re-housed.
Convento de São Pedro de Alcãntara
October - March: Monday 14h00 - 18hh00, Tuesdays - Sunday 10h00 - 18h00.
April - September; Monday 14h00 - 19h00, Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10h00 - 19h00, Thursdays 10h00 - 20h00, Friday - Sunday 10h00 - 19h00 | FREE
|Rossio and Restauradores (+ Elevador da Glória)|
|Tram #24E, #28E|