Museu de Arte Sacra do Para, Belem

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For a little religious inspiration contained within Baroque architecture, visit Museu de Arte Sacra do Para. The museum houses a collection of almost 400 pieces of sacred paintings, woodwork, silverware, and other liturgical objects. Most of the pieces date back to the eighteenth century, including images of saints carved in wood. Take a guided tour of the museum, which is quite dark with lighting that serves to illuminate the beautiful artwork. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Belem holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Museu de Arte Sacra do Para and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • On the ground floor saw the Church with some Saints and guarded by a surveillance that does not allow taking pictures. On the upper floor we have seen some screens of influential people and also of the Court.
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  • Has an 18th-century church that is impressive. In addition, collections of religious art interesting for those interested in history and art.
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  • Great to see the arquitetuta jesuitica and glimpse the parts used by the churches and priests and admire the Baroque images carved by European artists and indios catequisados by Jesuits who were at the scene.
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