Busts of benefactors 2

Meet four of the most prominent benefactors who contributed to the construction, realisation and development of Hospital de Santo António.

These busts were commissioned to inspire and encourage other donations to help continue the construction of this formidable edifice.  

Sculpted by António Almeida da Costa, on 13 June 1861, the busts were placed between the columns on the central body of the building’s main façade. They were later moved to this hallway on the main floor.