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Church of Our Lady of the Glory of the Outeiro

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Address: Praca Nossa Senhora da Gloria 135/204 | Glória, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22211-110, Brazil
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Little baroque church, great views, Madonna with a perm!

Nice little old church on top of a hill overlooking Centro and the Bay of Guanabara. The baroque interior is nice and peaceful and the chuchyard has great views of the bay, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Watford, United Kingdom

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is another landmark in Rio. When I was going through the neighbourhood of Gloria with my private tour guide in his car, this white church was clearly visible in front of us. It looked quite unique with a single tower with a dome. He told me that this small church was one of the first churches built in Rio... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Nice little old church on top of a hill overlooking Centro and the Bay of Guanabara. The baroque interior is nice and peaceful and the chuchyard has great views of the bay, the port, and the skycrapers and modern building of Centro (Rio de Janeiro central business area). From there you can walk downhill for a couple of minutes and... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Nice view and location, not very easy to park. One of the oldest churchs in Rio with fine pieces of wood inside. However the outside view is the best thing to look for in this place...

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Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I love this church. It's beautiful from the outside and even more special inside. From the outside you get great views of the city. Brazils kings and queens were baptised here.

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Thank mvq2014
Poughkeepsie, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This church (not to be confused by the similar named one at Largo do Machado) is a small baroque gem with blue Portuguese tile in the interior which is otherwise rather plain, not gold laden like so many similar type churches in the colonial towns. The overall effect is beautiful. The view from the top over Guanabara bay, Marinha da... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 796 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

A very nice old church just at the Largo Machado along Rua das Laranjeiras in Rio. The church is a beautiful building sitting at the side of the square. Worth visiting in conjunction with the square.

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Thank Ibadanboy
Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Small lovely baroque church (well maintained) with unusual ground plan on the top of the hill in the heart of the city with beautiful view of Rio de Janeiro. - what do you want more? Perfect. Popular for weddings. You can go up by free elevator or by smelly a little bit disgusting stairs. i recommend to visit it. The... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This is the church where the portuguese court used to marry. It is all restaured and from there we have a nice landscape of the Guanabara Bay.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

this church is convenient to visit from the metro and is a small church on top of a hill. hardly anybody else around... so that's peaceful

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

A gorgeous small church very well located. And a peaceful atmosphere from the top of its hill right in the heart of the marvellous city. As if it wasn´t enough the location and the very beautiful facade (barroque touch), the interior of this church, one of the most beloved by locals (and the favorite one for prominent´s marriage ceremonies) is... More 

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