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First Church of Our Lady of the Remedies

Centro Historico, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Ranked #20 of 92 attractions in Paraty
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
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Budapest, Hungary
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

The story of this church is probably much more interesting than the building itself. According to legends, it was financed by the pirate treasure that was found dug somewhere on the shores. The church contains stuff made by local artists. We were lucky, because the stairs stayed open accidentally, so we had the opportunity to visit the upper floor. Not... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

This church and others interesting spots of Old Paraty city are parts of a rented carriage tour which is found at Praca da Matriz. Prices are negotiable with the carriage conductors.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

It's a wonderful portuguese construction. It is located in a gorgeus square with ancient big trees. It is a good place to have an ice cream just looking people walking.

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Earth
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113 reviews 113 reviews
22 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

If you are lucky enough to be in Paraty while the priest is celebrating a mass, you must stop in. Doors are wide open welcoming all passersby. The interior of the church is absolutely gorgeous, the music from the choir is uplifting, the ceremony is breathtaking and the level of participation from the community is amazing. Our original intent was... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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198 reviews 198 reviews
66 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

The church is worth a visit, for it colonial times touch. Just sit inside in one of the benches and contemplate the entire interior for a few minutes. The very post card of Paraty.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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701 reviews 701 reviews
280 attraction reviews
1,498 helpful votes 1,498 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2011

If you have the opportunity (if it is open), try to visit its interesting inside as well as the simple, but beautiful facade.

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