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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
Phone Number: 91-4009-8400
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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

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Maraval, Saint George, Trinidad and Tobago
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Maraval, Saint George, Trinidad and Tobago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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.

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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Bolivia
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4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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.

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars 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.

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Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

I visited on Sunday afternoon. Beautiful and quiet place. Very modern church but good to know about Nazare festival.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

The furthest touristic spot from Cidade Velha but easily reached by bus. They have tourism students giving free tour guides as part of their studies hours and it was a nice surprise as you get more than just a quick view of things. It's worth the visit.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Good attraction for people who like churches, but at end of the day is just another one. Maybe can become a better attraction during Nazaré procession.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Basilica de Nossa Senhora de Nazare is recognised as one of the most beautiful churches in South America. We visited with friends from Belem who took great delight in guiding us around the various aspects of the Basilica. Construction began in 1908 and the design is supposedly modelled on St Peter's in Rome. The interior is very ornate and simple.... More 

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