Saint Anthony of Lisbon, baptized as Fernando de Bulhões, was born in Lisbon in 1195 and died in Padua (Italy) on 13 June 1231, is also known as Saint Anthony of Padua.
The procession, in honour of the saint, is one of the most popular in the city, if not the most popular. The procession dates back to the 16th century, is an initiative of the guild of the crockery makers (whose patron was this Franciscan saint), having, since de beginning, been patronised by the Municipality and the population of the city.
Beginning and ending in the Church of Santo António, the procession passes through the Cathedral, runs through the narrow streets and alleys of the neighbourhood of Alfama, where the portable platforms of the patron saints of the local churches are integrated.
Route: Church of Santo António - Cruzes da Sé - Rua de São João da Praça (enters the image of São João) - Largo de São Rafael - Rua de São Miguel (enters the image of São Miguel) - Rua da Regueira - Rua dos Remédios - Rua do Vicário - Largo de Santo Estêvão (enters the image of Santo Estevão) - Rua Escolas Gerais (enters the image of São Vicente) - Travessa de São Tomé - Largo das Portas do Sol - Largo de Santa Luzia (enters the image of São Tiago) - Rua do Limoeiro - Largo de São Martinho - Rua Augusto Rosa - Largo da Sé (liturgical celebration) - Church of Santo António.