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“Check out the Bronze doors!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Basilica de Nossa Senhora de Nazare

Basilica de Nossa Senhora de Nazare
Praca Justo Chermont, Belem, State of Para, Brazil
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Ranked #2 of 54 Attractions in Belem
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: This ornate Moorish temple is among the most revered religious sites in the region.
Los Angeles
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Check out the Bronze doors!”
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 door panel has some sort of tribute to world war II soldiers, complete with a tank. Huh, go figure. Jarring but cool. The marble work in the interior is all real - no faux marble here, and the restored mosaics are colorful and lovely.

Visited June 2013
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Rio de Janeiro
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“Must see!”
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.

Visited October 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“a bad surprise”
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.

Visited October 2012
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Belem, PA
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“Rather modern Catholic church”
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

Visited April 2012
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Swanage, England, United Kingdom
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“Lovely Basilica”
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,

Visited July 2012
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