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Origins and Lusophony

14 Sep 2023 — 03 Dec 202310h – 18h

3€ (access to the entire museum)

Since 2022, Lisbon has celebrated Saint Anthony's Washing with a ceremony that includes the symbolic washing of the steps of the Church of Saint Anthony of Lisbon, preceded by a programme that includes different events commemorating peace.

The exhibition Washing: Origins and Lusophony, inaugurated on the occasion of the 2nd edition of Saint Anthony's Washing, reveals the ancestral links between religiosity and spirituality, between Portuguese and Brazilian culture. 

Tracing a religious, cultural and social journey that begins in Brazil in the 16th and 17th centuries and continues to the present day, this exhibition explains how a form of worship that originated in Bahia (Brazil) in 1745 has survived and transformed to the present day, becoming a ritual celebrated in both Paris (France) and Lisbon. 



© José Frade/EGEAC

  • Saint Anthony

    Family activities

    • 7, 8, 10 SEPT 6:30pm - 3pm

    07 — 10 Sep 202218h30 – 15h

    Saint Anthony's Washing