" Santo António a saint warrior? " Igreja de Santo Antonio - Church Tip by NunoF


Saint Antony was patron and honorary colonel-in-chief of the local regiment and, according to tradition, the statue that's inside the church accompanied it on various campaigns during the Peninsular War (1807-11).
Near the altar is the grave of Hugh Beatty, an Irish colonel who commanded the Lagos regiment during the 17th-century wars with Spain. He died in 1709 and his motto was "non vi sed arte" (not with force but with skill).

Address: R General Alberto da Silveira, 8600-594 Lagos,
Directions: Town centre
Phone: +351 282 762 301

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  • Written Jan 1, 2004
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