St. Anthony of Padua Church, Saül

St. Anthony of Padua Church
Église Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue de Saül
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LocationSaül
Country French Guiana
 France
DenominationRoman Catholic Church

The St. Anthony of Padua Church[1] (French: Église Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue de Saül)[2] is the name given to Catholic church located in Saül,[3] in French Guiana,[4] a dependent territory of France in northern South America. The building is listed as a historic monument since 1993.

His patron saint as its name suggests is St. Anthony of Padua, also known as St. Anthony of Lisbon, a priest of the Franciscan Order, Portuguese preacher and theologian.

Construction of the church began in 1952 and was completed in 1962. The village of Saül was then the center of gold mining in French Guiana. The building is now considered the most important testimony of this era. Around the church, is developing the locality, later to be elevated to municipality.

The construction was performed based on a simple design that is reminiscent of the colonial era in North America. A ship with two uniforms bell towers were added in the front.

See also

References

  1. ^ Base Mérimée: Église Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue de Saül, Ministère français de la Culture. (in French)
  2. ^ Collectif; Auzias, Dominique; Labourdette, Jean-Paul (2013-11-29). Guyane 2014 Petit Futé (avec cartes, photos + avis des lecteurs) (in French). Petit Futé. ISBN 9782746976306.
  3. ^ "EGLISE SAINT-ANTOINE-DE-PADOUE SAUL". Site internet du CTG (Comité du Tourisme de Guyane). Retrieved 2016-06-09.
  4. ^ Mori, Scott A. (2002-01-01). Guide to the vascular plants of central French Guiana: Dicotyledons. New York Botanical Garden. ISBN 9780893274450.

Coordinates: 3°37′25″N 53°12′34″W / 3.6236°N 53.2094°W / 3.6236; -53.2094

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