Sao Jose de Macapa Church, Macapa

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Built over 200 years ago, Sao Jose de Macapa Church marked the colonization of the city of Macapa. This church is rather small and simple, but it has much historical significance for this town. There is a unique image of the patron saint, St. Joseph, carved out of wood along with beautiful paintings on the walls depicting the artistry of biblical passages. Facing the amazon, this church is perfect for quiet contemplation and some rest. Attend on the mass services, which happen daily. Make Sao Jose de Macapa Church a part of your Macapa vacation plans using our Macapa tour planner.
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152 reviews
  • August 8, 2017
    Building needing more care. Old St Joseph Cathedral around the qul grew the town of Macapa.
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  • July 30, 2017
    Small and simple Church. Representative of the history of Macapá. Inside target and ornate little gives a great peace. Very well kept.
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  • June 12, 2017
    The Church of San Jose is a tourist spot that must be visited in Macapá, in addition to thank you and make your request:)
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  • August 4, 2016
    It is the oldest monument of the city: your construction dates back to the 18th century, with your single, Bell Tower and your reformed façade to the neoclassical taste. Is greatly appreciated by your simplicity and beauty of your architecture, brought by the Jesuits Europeans in the 16th century. Opened on 6 March 1761, some modifications were made to the structure of the building after the arrival of the fathers of PIME (Pontifical Institute of foreign missions) in 1948. Its walls have headstones, they call the attention of visitors by keeping remains of illustrious figures of Amapá.
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  • March 28, 2017
    Always open to the public
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Where to stay in Macapa

Macapa offers a relatively small variety of mid-range hotels and accommodation options. As this isn’t a common backpacker town, you may have trouble finding hotel staff who speak English, so come prepared to speak some basic Portuguese or bring a good phrase book. Look for accommodations in the center of the city to be within walking distance to most attractions, or stay near one of the few roads into town.
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