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Sao Pellegrino Church

Av. Italia, 50 | Centro, Caxias Do Sul, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Huntersville, North Carolina
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126 reviews 126 reviews
11 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This is without a doubt the best place to visit in Caxias. The church has an amazing architecture and art work which was performed by Aldo Locatelli which is a Italian-Brazilian painter. The art works took ten years to be completed and are considered his greatest works. The church also has a replica of the "The Pietà" sculpture by Michelangelo.... More

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Porto Alegre, Brazil
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

If you like painting, this church is definitely a must-go place in Caxias do Sul. Don't be fooled by the facade (which isn't especially beautiful) - the real gems are all inside. Take your camera and hold your breath.

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Caxias do Sul - RS - Brazil
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166 reviews 166 reviews
37 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

The church is probably the nicest one in the city. The frescos of Aldo Locatelli and the Pieta replica is a must see.

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Caxias Do Sul, RS
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69 reviews 69 reviews
32 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Definately the most beautiful church in the city! It is a must go sightseeing! A lot of history and beautiful paintings from Aldo Locatelli. It's on downtown, so very easy to go, with a lot of different thing to see around either!

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Tallinn, Estonia
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189 reviews 189 reviews
37 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Not suntuous or gold enriched like famous churches, but marvelous paintings by the Itlalian painter Aldo Locatelli.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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143 reviews 143 reviews
51 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Not often will you find a church with wall paintings in Brazil so Sao Pellegrino is truly special. The architecture itself is pretty "normal", but once you walk inside you will see what the church is all about. Aldo Locatelli did a great job on the ceiling and walls of the church. Its three bronze doors by Augusto Murer are... More

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Ridgefield, CT USA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Painted not in a traditional manner of fragile Jesus, Locatelli's works make you look at the body from a different angle and impress you by the stoic power of suffering and pain..The Church is certainly worth a visit..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

A different church with nice paintings from Aldo Locatelli, italian painting, a fantastic reproduction of Pieta , Michelangelo, a treasure of church. The best in Caxias, splendorous.

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Porto Alegre, RS
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

I went there in 2000 and still remember how amazing the paintings in the church were. Really impressive!

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