Basilica of St. Anthony Santos, Santos

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The Basilica of St. Anthony (Portuguese: Basílica Santo Antônio do Embaré) Also Basilica of Santos It is a Catholic church inaugurated in 1945 in the city of Santos, Sao Paulo in the south of Brazil, that was built in the style of neo-Gothic architecture.

The basilica originates in the small chapel built in the middle of 1874 by Antonio Ferreira da Silva, then Baron de Embaré. After his death, the chapel was abandoned for twenty years, when it was rebuilt and inaugurated in 1911. In 1915, it expanded, becoming the church. It was delivered in 1922 to the Capuchin friars, who started the new building in 1930, when they placed the cornerstone that would lead to the current basilica, which finally opened in 1945 and was elevated to the category of basilica by Pope Pius XII in 1952.
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  • As I was walking along the beach, I spotted this little church and thought I'd take a look. I'm glad that I did. This is a beautiful little gem of a church.  more »
  • I figured it was right along the beach so i might as well check it out. I'm an avid traveler so I've seen my share of Gothic churches. I initially didn't realize how pretty it was as my eyes needed...  more »

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