Hospital de Santo Antonio Porto

Hospital de Santo António, Porto

The Hospital de Santo António in Porto, northern Portugal is one of the leading hospitals in the country.

Hospital de Santo António, Porto


The hospital was designed in the Palladian style by English architect John Carr (1723-1807) and built between 1770 and 1824. (It was completed long after Carr's death).

Carr's works in England that can still be seen include Buxton Crescent in Buxton, Derbyshire and Fairfax House in York, Yorkshire.

The building was commissioned by the Santa Casa da Misericórdia do Porto, a charitable organization with a very long history of good works in Portugal.

The institution is both a working and teaching hospital connected with the University of Porto. It is classified as a National Monument.

Inside the building is a small but interesting museum set in two historic rooms - the Museu do Centro Hospitalar do Porto which is dedicated to the history and development of medicine and pharmacology in Portugal. (Small entrance fee required).

Hospital de Santo Antonio Porto

Access - Getting There

Largo do Prof. Abel Salazar
4099-001 Porto
Tel: 22 207 7500

Porto tram 18 stops outside the hospital as do the following Portugal buses: 200, 201, 207, 208, 301, 307 and 501 as well as the night buses 12M and 13M.

The building was designed by John Carr


Close by are the Italian Consulate, the Jardim da Cordoaria and the 1950's Palácio da Justiça.

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