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© Elia Diez Robertson
© Elia Diez Robertson
© Convento dos Cardaes

Cardaes Convent

  • Original Authors:
  • Várias autorias ,
  • João Antunes
  • (1681, 1703)

  • Interventions:
  • Victor Mestre
  • (1998)

The convent’s plain facade with its few openings is particularly enigmatic and reveals nothing of the interior’s richness and decorative diversity. It was founded at the end of the 17th century by D. Luísa Távora for the Discalced Carmelites, a religious order whose strict rules limit the nuns’ contact with the outside world. The entire structure comprises more than 5000 m2 organised in the usual convent structures: a church, two cloisters, refectory, chapter room, and other support areas. The Dutch tiled panels depicting episodes from the life of Saint Teresa of Avila stand out from the rest. Since the 19th century, it is run by nuns from the Third Order of Saint Dominic and welcomes people with severe multiple disabilities.

Rua de O Século, 123
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Bus: 24E, 22B, 758, 773
Subway: Baixa-Chiado

Palaces and Convents, Civic Facilities

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