Dom Pedro II Home

retirement home and former mansion

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Geographical coordinates: -12.935688888889 -38.50875


English Dom Pedro II Home

The Dom Pedro II Home (Portuguese: Abrigo Dom Pedro II, formerly known as Portuguese: Palacete Machado) and later Portuguese: Asilo de Mendicidade Santa Isabel, is an 18th-century retirement home in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. It was built as largest private residence in the 19th century in Bahia, and was renovated into a social services home in 1887. The current retirement home is administered by the Municipal Secretariat for Social Promotion and Fight against Poverty (SEMPS) of Salvador. The building, located at Avenida Luís Tarquínio nº 18, was listed as a historic structure by the National Institute of Historic and Artistic Heritage in 1978. The Dom Pedro II Home is likely the largest private residence built in Bahia, and is approximately 120 metres (390 ft) in length. Lindalva Justo de Oliveira, a Brazilian Vententian Sister, was murdered while working at the retirement home in 1993 and was subsequently beatified in 2007.

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