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Museu de Arte Sacra do Para

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Address: Rua Siqueira Mendes, Belem, State of Para 66020-600, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 91 4009 8802

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Sacred art and a strong reminder of the presence of Jesuit priests in Belém

The former Church and Convent of Saint Alexander ("Igreja e Convento de Santo Alexandre", in Portuguese) was built by the Jesuit priests between 1698 and 1719. This majestic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2016
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The former Church and Convent of Saint Alexander ("Igreja e Convento de Santo Alexandre", in Portuguese) was built by the Jesuit priests between 1698 and 1719. This majestic baroque construction, located at the very heart of Belém's "Old City", has had many different uses and destinations along the centuries. After years of abandon and decay, it has been completely restored... More 

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Vitoria, ES
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Many statues and instruments used in church service at display. It's a good oportunity to see how religion chances a little but from place to place to adapt to local culture.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Wonderful museum in a splendid historical building. One of the "items" of the museum is... a real church, now no longer used for religious purposes. It is a unique type of baroque, less heavy than typical Bahia and Minas baroque, really wonderful! You cannot miss it if you are in Belém.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I just can't see antique churches as tourist stops. Has some historical, artistical, even religous value. Recommended for those into it, only.

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Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Very well treated, lots of historical sculptures of saints from different artists. Close to almost all historical sites of Belem

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

Nice collection of relics, sculptures and old oil paintings, most of them of the 18th century, with religious inspiration. The day I went there it was very dark and only the legends were illuminated. So if I may give one suggestion it would be: More lights here, please.

Thank phdhonda

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