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Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora da Penha

Av. Ns. da Penha - Penha, Rio de Janeiro, 21070-390, Brasilien, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Free and Stunningly Beautiful Views

This is a fantastic gem in Rio. The cathedral is on the pinnacle of a tiny mountain top. You can... read more

Reviewed July 29, 2016
Kell E
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Beautiful Church

Its far away from the zona sul area and a bit far from the center aswell, but definately worth it... read more

Reviewed December 20, 2012
Tomas G
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Jul 29, 2016
“Free and Stunningly Beautiful Views”
Dec 20, 2012
“Beautiful Church”
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Av. Ns. da Penha - Penha, Rio de Janeiro, 21070-390, Brasilien, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

This is a fantastic gem in Rio. The cathedral is on the pinnacle of a tiny mountain top. You can see its prominent location from the freeway as you head south from the airport. There are 365 steps to the top. Luckily, the church has...More

1  Thank Kell E
Reviewed December 20, 2012

Its far away from the zona sul area and a bit far from the center aswell, but definately worth it if you want to visit a beautiful little church with a great 360 view of western Rio.

Thank Tomas G
Reviewed July 29, 2012

The sanctuary is situated in a great position, the view of Rio is amazing from there. To reach the church there are a lot of steps to climb, but nothing difficult. if you go by your car, just take care of the road: the position...More

2  Thank Rickypasi
Reviewed July 27, 2012

Situated atop one of Rio's largest favelas this was largely inaccessible by tourists until this year. It is a beautiful and unusually situated church and well worth the visit.

Thank jbcarioca
Reviewed February 21, 2012

This sanctuary is very beautiful place and can be seen when the tourist arrives at Galeao intl airport (if landing in 15/22 runway). But this place is not easy to reach: Is located in a top of a cliff and has 300 stairs; the place...More

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