Hospital de São José

The Hospital de São José is the oldest Lisbon's hospital still operational. After the 1755 devastating earthquake destroyed the ancient Hospital Real de Todos-os-Santos a new hospital for the city was urgently needed.

"In 1759 the Jesuits were expelled from Portugal, leaving the College of Santo Antão-o-Novo free. In 1775, after having been donated to Todos-os-Santos by a 1769 royal charter, São José Royal Hospital was installed in the college. This was the initial centre of the hospital group that would come down to us as Hospitais Civis de Lisboa"1.


  • António Barros Veloso, Isabel Almasqué, História e Azulejos dos Hospitais Civis de Lisboa. History and Tiles, By the Book, Lisboa 2016, pp. 159

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