Santo António is the second largest hospital in Porto. It is a building of great history and more than 250 years have passed since the beginning of its construction. It is located in Largo do Professor Abel Salazar, near Jardim de João Chagas (Garden of the Rope). Besides being a hospital centre, it is also a university centre because it receives the medical students from the University of Porto and the Abel Salazar Institute. It was fundamental for the evolution of the city, being for many years the main hospital and since 1910 it is considered a national monument. It is worth admiring this building, located in the historic area of Porto.