Convento e Igreja de São Francisco

Built in the 13th century to house the mendicant order of San Francisco, it underwent several renovations in the following centuries, with the Mannerist façade dating back to 1635. In the second half of the 19th century, in the convent area, it was built the Military Hospital and, later, the Duke of Bragança Asylum. Among the various 18th century altarpieces it has, the one in the Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Conceição stands out, in which some rocaille applications are notorious.


Rua de São Francisco, 59


  • Difficult external parking
  • Convents & Monasteries
  • Visitable (no guide)
  • True

    opening hours

  • monday: 09:00-12:30, 13:30-17:00
  • tuesday: 09:00-12:30, 13:30-17:00
  • wednesday: 09:00-12:30, 13:30-17:00
  • thursday: 09:00-12:30, 13:30-17:00
  • friday: 09:00-12:30, 13:30-17:00

Monuments near Convento e Igreja de São Francisco

Edifício da Pousada de São Bartolomeu

Pousada built from scratch in the 20th century, belonging to the Group Pestana Pousadas.

Fonte da Rainha / Fonte do Cano

Source of backrest consisting of a rectangular tank, with eye-catching gable cornice.

Domus Municipalis / Antigos Paços Municipais

A National Monument since 1910, this peculiarly shaped building is the only example of Romanesque civil architecture in the entire Iberian Peninsula, which has…

Casa dos Morgados

This is probably a house of the 1800s that belonged to the family Sá Vargas.

Castelo de Bragança

Built in the twelfth century, and classified as a National Monument since 1910, it is one of the best preserved castles in Portugal, with its distinguished Kee…

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