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Basilica de Nossa Senhora de Nazare

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Address: Praca Justo Chermont, Belem, State of Para, Brazil
Phone Number: 91-4009-8400
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Description: This ornate Moorish temple is among the most revered religious sites in...
This ornate Moorish temple is among the most revered religious sites in the region.
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One of the most important and worthwhile sights in Belem

Basilica de Nossa Senhora de Nazare is recognised as one of the most beautiful churches in South America. We visited with friends from Belem who took great delight in guiding us... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Basilica de Nossa Senhora de Nazare is recognised as one of the most beautiful churches in South America. We visited with friends from Belem who took great delight in guiding us around the various aspects of the Basilica. Construction began in 1908 and the design is supposedly modelled on St Peter's in Rome. The interior is very ornate and simple.... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This church is where the famous Círio do Nazaré procession starts on the second Sunday in October. It is interesting, but not especially noteworthy from an architectural perspective. Unless you are of Catholic faith or interested in the procession, it is not really worth a visit.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Impressive church. Worth the visit. You get impressed with its size and all the sacred art work that it contains. Easy to reach.

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Florianopolis, Brazil
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The curch is organized and clean. There is a shop for souvenirs and holy images of the Catholic Church. Some people makes meetings during day or night, and is possible know the culture maintained for the church.

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Vitoria, ES
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The church is truly beautiful. My wife and I attended a service there after our visit. The three priests were very kind and tried to make visitors confortable. Check the store next door to buy religious gifts if you will.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The church is famous and huge! It is full of colors and a very special place to go in Belém. It might be even better during the festivities of the Cirio de Nazaré.

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Calgary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Of course I am a bit biased....I was married here 15 years ago. One of the most stunning churches I have ever been to.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

House of Maria, a very special place for all people of Pará state, a big catedral from the rubber age of amazon

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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

This is a lovely Church, almost fully restored, with elaborate mosaics throughout. Many have unexpected modern touches - check out the triangle above the main entrance that includes images of natives as they were found in the 1500s, a pope, and a few guys in suits and ties (I guess the guys who paid for the restoration). The right front... More 

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Rio de Janeiro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

The Basilica besides being the shrine for Our Lady of Nazare, the object of one of the main catholic devotion in the world, is beautifully decorated, being an oasis of peace and faith in Belem.

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