Nossa Senhora dos Remedios Church, Arraial do Cabo

#16 of 211 in Historic Sites in State of Rio de Janeiro
Church · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
When you see how well preserved Nossa Senhora dos Remedios Church is, you will be amazed to learn that not only is it over 500 years old, but also the oldest church in Brazil. Built in the early 1500s, it is thought to be here that Portuguese colonialists held their first indoor Mass. Inside, you will find little decoration; a few statues and paintings surround the simple altar, which, brought over from Portugal, bears an image of Our Lady of Remedies, Arraial do Cabo’s patron saint. Add Nossa Senhora dos Remedios Church and other attractions to your Arraial do Cabo trip itinerary using our Arraial do Cabo trip planner.
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  • This is a lovely tranquil church for quiet reflection. When I visited, there was only one other person. Beautiful surrounds so well worth taking some time out.  more »
  • Beautiful church, well maintained. Lots of Turists taking pictures, including me. Entrance is free. A good place to reflex and rest.  more »
  • Built in 1506, in the Nossa Senhora dos Remedios Church was held the first mass in closed environment in Brazil. It is located next to the landmark of the arrival of Américo Vespúcio, who discovered the lands of Arraial do Cabo in 1503. In 2003, the church was restored and gained new illumination in the external area. S
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  • I've been there, very beautiful this church, deserves my praise with praise.
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