Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Palácio Vagos/Clinica de São Cristóvão (St. Christopher Clinic)



The original building, which dated back to the Middle Ages, didn't survive the 1755 Great Earthquake. The palace was rebuilt according to the late 18th century style and in 1913 it was converted into a clinic. 

15 comments:

Babzy said...

such nice pavement ! :)

Sharon said...

I'd feel better just entering this place.

Halcyon said...

Wow! It's very impressive. Love that archway and the tiles too!

Sylvia K said...

This certainly doesn't resemble any clinic I've ever seen here in the US!! Awesome tile work as always and superb captures -- as always!! I do enjoy the history you include!! Thanks for sharing, JM, hope your week is going well!

AGMPRISMA said...

Estos palacios deben de ser fotografiados, que buen trabajo de reconstrucción han hecho, buenas fotos amigo.
Un saludo y hasta que veamos en Lisboa, jjj

RedPat said...

I love peeking along little tunnels like that to see hidden spots. Nice!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

What a beautiful building. Keep well Diane

LOLfromPasa said...

I am convinced that Lisbon is full of such great buildings like these. Never tire of your perspective.

Lowell said...

If the building represents the class of care people receive in this clinic, the people are very fortunate!

Is the the same St. Christopher that hangs in the windows of so many American cars?

Jack said...

More of your area's superb stonework.

VP said...

Obviously I was distracted by the benches!

Kay said...

It certainly didn't seem to suffer from its rebuild. Another beautiful building, with more of that gorgeous Portuguese tile!

Gunn said...

I like the splash of BLUE, the open space and beautiful details on the ground as well as the building.

What a great place!

Stefan Jansson said...

Great composition on the second photo.

Randy said...

What an amazing place.