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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. Use our Belem trip builder to add Museu de Arte Sacra do Para and other attractions to your Belem vacation plans.
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  • Excellent museum with a fast amount of holy statues and many other artifacts used by the RC church. Very friendly staff, and security. coffee shop is closed. Rest rooms clean.  more »
  • The former Church and Convent of Saint Alexander ("Igreja e Convento de Santo Alexandre", in Portuguese) was built by the Jesuit priests between 1698 and 1719. This majestic baroque construction, loca...  more »
  • Many statues and instruments used in church service at display. It's a good oportunity to see how religion chances a little but from place to place to adapt to local culture.  more »

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