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Saint Josephs Church

Saint Josephs Church

The faithful of St. Joseph have met since sometime between 1608 to 1640 in a small chapel (one of the oldest in Rio), back then near the seaside, facing away from the sea, which is very rare in Rio de Janeiro. This can be explained by the fact that St. Joseph is the patron of the families, and the faithful of St. Joseph where the immigrants from Europe who wanted to stay and start their family in the colony, so the front of the church was towards the land they wanted to live on.

 

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Monastery of Saint Antonio

Monastery of Saint Antonio

The Monastery of Saint Anthony of Rio de Janeiro is located at the "Largo da Carioca", on the hill of St. Anthony. The convent (together with the nearby Church of the Third Order of St. Francis of Penance) is one of the oldest and most important remaining colonial assemblies in Rio de Janeiro.

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Metropolitan Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro

Metropolitan Cathedral

The new Cathedral Saint Sebastian of Rio de Janeiro in the center of the city was build between 1964 and 1997. The Cathedral is conical in form with a external height of 75 m. and a external diameterof 106 m. giving room for 20.000 standing worshipers or 5.000 seated people. The architecture of the cathedral was inspired by a Maya pyramid on the island of Yucatan in Mexico.

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Church of Our Lady of Conception and Good Death

The Church of our Lady of Conception and Good Death, is a colonial church in the center of the city located at the corner of Av. Rio Branco and Rua do Rosário.

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Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

N.S. do monte do Carmo

A church worth visiting, especially when you have a little bit of time to spare. You're not only visiting a recently well restaurated (2008) church, but you're also visiting a place where history has been written. This church is unique in South America hence it is the only church in South America were a consecration of a king and the coronation of two emperors took place.

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