Nossa Senhora dos Remedios Church, Arraial do Cabo

When you see how well preserved Nossa Senhora dos Remedios Church is, you will be amazed to learn that not only is it over 500 years old, but also the oldest church in Brazil. Built in the early 1500s, it is thought to be here that Portuguese colonialists held their first indoor Mass. Inside, you will find little decoration; a few statues and paintings surround the simple altar, which, brought over from Portugal, bears an image of Our Lady of Remedies, Arraial do Cabo’s patron saint. Add Nossa Senhora dos Remedios Church and other attractions to your Arraial do Cabo trip itinerary using our Arraial do Cabo trip planner .
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  • Very good, the praia dos anjos is without a doubt the best area of town, with this beautiful church that enriches even more arraial do cabo.
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  • Located on Praia dos Anjos, metres from the port. It is a church more, of the many that have in Brazil.
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  • The Church is well preserved (built in 1503 with shells, whale oil and materials of the region) and is right in the City Centre (from where the tours). Arrive early for the tours and visit the Church where the first mass in Brazil covering.
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  • The best bread of Arraial! Good place to have a snack after the walk and breakfast.
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  • Church well cared for outside and inside. Very cozy.
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  • Needed a cinegripe, but they came praying. ...
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  • It is believed that the 1° mass celebrated indoors/covered, in Brazil, it was in this church Nossa Senhora dos Remédios, Arraial do Cabo.
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