Religious Sites in Rio de Janeiro

Religious Sites in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Religious Sites in Rio de Janeiro

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  • Jack Miller
    Czech Republic26 contributions
    A tour of ancient Jerusalem, a well-designed model, rich in detail and having your own very friendly and knowledgeable local guide to history, this place is worth visiting, it exudes incredible peace and learning.
    Written June 16, 2020
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  • IpanemaGuys
    Rio de Janeiro, RJ79 contributions
    If your visit requires a historic church this is possibly the best one in town. Covered with gold that reminds you of the wealth that was Brasil it's stunning
    Written May 3, 2022
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  • Myo M
    Coquitlam, Canada20,898 contributions
    After having seen quite a number of "big & elaborate" cathedrals in the Spanish South America (countries such as Peru, Chile, Argentina & Uruguay) but in Brazil only those which are either big but not elaborate (such as the "main cathedrals" of Porto Alegre & Sao Paulo) or elaborate but "not so big" (not cathedrals but more like smaller churches & monasteries such as the Sao Bentos & Sao Franciscos which are of modest size but quite beautiful inside), it was kind of a "refreshing moment" I would say to be at this church with "both attributes": of a size for it to be termed "a catedral instead of an igreja"; and with elaborateness such as shrines along the length (leading to the altar), colorful art scenes above both along the ceiling & inside the dome, two raised structures like pulpits or such (one on each side of the altar) each supported from underneath by a "winged angel" & also a stairway with its one side just "fully carved" with beautiful scenes.

    Coming by metro, Uruguaiana Station (both Lines 1 & 2) is where to get off from which it's just a 5-to-10-minute walk heading east to this church (with its dome clearly visible on one end of the big street right beside the station), and yes actually also should not be missed after this church, by continuing your way north (to the left after coming out from the side of the "big facade") with the way winding through the narrow streets of the old 'centro' part of the city for about 15 minutes, is Sao Bento Monastery with a gold-glittered interior which I would just describe as "quite literally so" (yes a "very worthwhile" site to visit despite its modest size).
    Written November 21, 2019
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  • Lucian B
    Champlin, MN147 contributions
    Great architecture with gold leafs ceiling and walls, great sculptures and painting plus quarters for living monks
    Written November 12, 2018
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  • Joanne S
    Fort Mill, SC404 contributions
    Gold leaf and lots of detail everyplace you rest your eyes. Beautiful, overwhelming, historic... and Jesus has wings!
    Written July 24, 2018
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  • Evelyn B
    Maracaibo, Venezuela274 contributions
    This is an interesting cathedral, quite different from the typical churches seen around! Solemn and with beautiful stained glass windows, don't miss it if you are walking around the area.
    Written July 19, 2017
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  • jonas r
    22 contributions
    This is a Jewish Temple, so if you like Jewish Temples you may wish to go back in time and admire this marterpiece mirrored after the Great Synagogue of Trieste, Italy. This beautiful synagogue was built in an area close to where the Rio de Janeiro Port used to be, home to the early Jewish immigrants in Rio de Janeiro, including the Praça Onze (Eleven Square) neighborhood. It still transpires grandeur in a somewhat cozy environment, charatcterized by its eclectic architectural style.
    Written August 26, 2018
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  • ktapara13
    Rio de Janeiro, RJ329 contributions
    Church of Our Lady of Penna is one of the oldest in Rio. Who comes here , plus you get a grace, is dazzled with the panorama of Jacarepagua unfolding 170 meters high, surrounded by massive da Tijuca, Gavea and the mountainous Guaratiba ; see the ocean in the distance and the most varied landscape of a neighborhood that lives and flourishes under the protection of the Virgin. I liked a lot..opened this year's slope , type of trolley for easy access by foot
    Written September 12, 2015
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  • krjlfc86
    england120 contributions
    this was initially a very hard worship place to find as the taxi drivers are NOT familiar with this location.. just remember that it is opposite the Itanhanga golf club...once u arrive it is well worth the effort ...set in peaceful surroundings u will be amazed that such temples do exist in rio de janerio,brazil ...various events are held during the day its best to always check or call before arrival....food is available at a small cost...generally a lovely place to come and find lord Krishna in Rio....JAI SHRI KRISHNA..
    Written December 21, 2015
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  • Tassaduq Hussain
    Multan, Pakistan3,375 contributions
    Masjid El Nur (locally called Mesquita da Luz) is located in Vila Isabel neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro (RDJ), Brazil, and is perhaps the only mosque of Muslims in Rio de Janeiro. It is situated on Rua Gonzaga Bastos and shares a street with both a Catholic and an Evangelical Church. The Muslims enjoy good relations with their neighbors but also sometimes experience hostile attitude from other communities due to racial inequality and discrimination and human rights violations. The beautiful green Mosque is also financed by Saudi Arabia. The nearest metro station is Saens Pena about 850 meters away.
    Written July 11, 2018
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