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Basilica de Nossa Senhora de Nazare

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Address: Praca Justo Chermont, Belem, State of Para, Brazil
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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Beautiful church

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2014
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Sao Paulo, SP
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
9 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Rather a religious spot, of minor, if any touristic relevance. Not worth the time to get there. Second Sunday of October, the place is filled with more than 1 million people who come from all over Brazil. Make your hotel reservation well ahead of time as the hotels get fully packed during this time.

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Belem, PA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

Not much history here. The old churches fortress and buildings are all in Cidade Velhor or Campina areas of the town

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Swanage, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

I would love to attend the biggest religious festival which is held in October, it's a lovely basilica,

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Clearwater, Florida
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

This is an historical building of impressive architecture. I just think that its facade should be restored. Specially during the day light we can see more the traces of the time destruction. However they way it is illuminated at night creates a magical atmosphere. It is worth visiting!

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SP - Brazil
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136 reviews 136 reviews
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

It's the biggest church of the town and it means a lot for all the locals as it beholds the image of the saint for all the devoted people.

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