About Old Cathedral of St. Anthony, Guaratinguetá
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The St. Anthony Cathedral (Portuguese: Catedral Santo Antônio; Igreja de Santo Antônio) Also Old Cathedral of St. Anthony or St. Anthony Church It is the former archbishop's seat of the Catholic Archdiocese of Aparecida in Brazil. It is also the parish church of Santo António de Guaratingueta, created on February 25, 1651.
It is the oldest monument in Guaratinguetá. It began in a chapel erected with a thatched roof, around 1630, where it grew around the city. The original building underwent numerous renovations in 1701 and was extended between 1773 and 1780.
This cathedral was consecrated and celebrated its first mass in 1762 with São Frei Galvao, born in the city.