Matriz de Sao Jorge dos Ilheus Church, Ilheus

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Dating back to the end of the 17th century and built of hewn stone, Matriz de Sao Jorge dos Ilheus Church is an imposing yet simple single-tower cathedral located in the historic town center. This is the city’s oldest church and one of the oldest in the entire country. Simple on the outside, the building is rich on the inside. It houses the Museum of Sacred Art, which was founded in 1970. Drop in to see its collection, which includes a secular statute of Saint George, sacred documents, various items of worship, as well as a large panel portraying the history of the city. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Matriz de Sao Jorge dos Ilheus Church by using our Ilheus online trip maker .
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  • Bad state of conservation from the outside, no information for tourists and is not open to visitation. Or lose your time going there.
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  • The Church is cute, but is in the works. You can still enter and see everything. Worth knowing the 2nd oldest church of Brazil.
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  • Church located in the Centre, close to other tourist points of interest. Is under construction (visit 09/01/2018 day).
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Thanks to the city's well-developed tourist infrastructure, you won't have any trouble finding accommodations in Ilheus. For a luxurious experience, stay in a resort or eco-lodge on the seashore, where you'll have easy beach access and a relaxed atmosphere. You can experience beach proximity at a fraction of the price by booking a private bungalow or beachside cabin. There's no better way to get a feel for the city's history, however, then by looking away from the center and staying on a cacao plantation in the nearby hills, where you'll be able to see how the "chocolate tree" is grown and harvested.
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