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Church of Our Lady of the Glory of the Outeiro

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Address: Largo Nossa Senhora da Gloria 135 204 | Glória, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22211-110, Brazil
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Forgotten Gem

Just a quick walk from the Gloria Station, this is a wonderful little church, forgotten by the mass tourism that rages town. At the end of a regular week day, I was the eleventh... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2016
Giovanni L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Just a quick walk from the Gloria Station, this is a wonderful little church, forgotten by the mass tourism that rages town. At the end of a regular week day, I was the eleventh person to sign the visit log. Just on the top of a small hill (outeiro), it seems that you are centuries apart from the buzz of... More 

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Thank Giovanni L
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is another landmark in Rio. When I was going through the neighbourhood of Gloria with my private tour guide in his car, this white church was clearly visible in front of us. It looked quite unique with a single tower with a dome. He told me that this small church was one of the first churches built in Rio... More 

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Thank RayParks
Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Nice little old church on top of a hill overlooking Centro and the Bay of Guanabara. The baroque interior is nice and peaceful and the chuchyard has great views of the bay, the port, and the skycrapers and modern building of Centro (Rio de Janeiro central business area). From there you can walk downhill for a couple of minutes and... More 

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Thank P E
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Nice view and location, not very easy to park. One of the oldest churchs in Rio with fine pieces of wood inside. However the outside view is the best thing to look for in this place...

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Thank RiodeJaneiroBrazil
Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I love this church. It's beautiful from the outside and even more special inside. From the outside you get great views of the city. Brazils kings and queens were baptised here.

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Thank mvq2014
Poughkeepsie, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This church (not to be confused by the similar named one at Largo do Machado) is a small baroque gem with blue Portuguese tile in the interior which is otherwise rather plain, not gold laden like so many similar type churches in the colonial towns. The overall effect is beautiful. The view from the top over Guanabara bay, Marinha da... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

A very nice old church just at the Largo Machado along Rua das Laranjeiras in Rio. The church is a beautiful building sitting at the side of the square. Worth visiting in conjunction with the square.

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Thank Ibadanboy
Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Small lovely baroque church (well maintained) with unusual ground plan on the top of the hill in the heart of the city with beautiful view of Rio de Janeiro. - what do you want more? Perfect. Popular for weddings. You can go up by free elevator or by smelly a little bit disgusting stairs. i recommend to visit it. The... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This is the church where the portuguese court used to marry. It is all restaured and from there we have a nice landscape of the Guanabara Bay.

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Thank Cintianv
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

this church is convenient to visit from the metro and is a small church on top of a hill. hardly anybody else around... so that's peaceful

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