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Basilica de Nossa Senhora de Nazare

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Address: Praca Justo Chermont, Belem, State of Para 66035-140, Brazil
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This ornate Moorish temple is among the most revered religious sites in the...

This ornate Moorish temple is among the most revered religious sites in the region.

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Simply beautiful, from the grand architecture to paintings the gold leaf etc. definitely a place to visit.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 8, 2016
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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Basilica de Nossa Senhora de Nazare is the main church in Belem, and is the focal point of the Círio de Nazaré – one of the largest religious festivals in the world. The church is in excellent condition and is obviously very well maintained. The exterior of the church is imposing and beautiful. However, the inside of the Basilica... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016 via mobile

Simply beautiful, from the grand architecture to paintings the gold leaf etc. definitely a place to visit.

Thank Rachel M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

While in Belem, you need visit that place. There's a good and beautiful sidewalk and square in front of. The most important date it's Curio of Nazareth in October. The church it's very beautiful and rustic too, a quiet place sometimes and safe.

Thank Andre S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Decided to visit the Basilica. Walked there. Streets were busy and full of street food outlets. Basilica was beautiful and worth the walk. Free entry and not highly decorated as some. Lovely mosaics and decorations.

Thank Rodney C
Maraval, Saint George, Trinidad and Tobago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

I love visiting churches and this church is a beautiful one. It's not a very large one, but great attention was paid to detail. Worth a visit.

Thank Trinichick76
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016

The religious cult to "Our Lady of Nazareth" started in Belém by the beginning of the 18th Century, following the discovery of the sacred image on the banks of "Igarapé Murutucu" (a small river). From then on, the cult increased immensely, being today the most important expression of Roman Catholic faith in Brazil. The "Círio de Nazaré" festival attracts over... More 

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2016

Our cruise ship anchored off the town of Belem, Brazil and we tendered about 30 minutes to shore. Belem is situated at the mouth of the Amazon River and features modern buildings and skyscrapers as well as a rich history of Colonial architecture. Like many of Belem's churches, the Basilica of Our Lady of Nazareth was built with proceeds from... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2016

Even if you are not Catholic, the place, is quite something. The architecture of it (when compared to other churches in other parts of the world), the light of the church, the altar, and the ceiling .. nice, very nice indeed. The accoustic is also something!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2015

A very renowned place of worship of Virgin Mary (Nazaré), this is a large church where locals believe trully in the Virgin Mary power of healing thus creating a sense of devotion to Virgin Mary of Nazaré that is pair to Fatima or Lourdes. Incredible place to visit and pray.

Thank Cantharino
Maple Ridge, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2015

This church is a very beautiful and important church in Belem. Home of their mother saint, Our Lady of Nazareth, it is decorated in gold trims, and the grounds around it have beautiful vegetation and trees.

Thank Neila S

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