Chapel of Saint Rita, Paraty

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#4 of 13 in Historic Sites in Paraty
Charmingly situated by the waterside, the curvy, baroque Chapel of Saint Rita boasts an appearance as picturesque as its history is long. With its white façade, rolling roof, decorative window frames, and diminutive bell-tower, the church is sure to impress you with its petite attractiveness. Constructed all the way back in 1722, this is the oldest church in Paraty. Arrange to visit Chapel of Saint Rita and other attractions in Paraty using our Paraty travel itinerary maker.
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  • August 11, 2017
    With small collection of religious art, collected in the churches of the city and the surrounding areas, the initiative seeks to preserve images and liturgical objects and scattered pieces and now gathered in permanent and temporary exhibitions. The initiative deserves praise but need to be improved in some aspects, especially in the training of guards-were not very nice to explain that it is forbidden to take pictures (decision to respect, but, in my view, of little or no use if the major concern is about the safety of the collection – is here the complaint). Another aspect to be improved is what concerns the labelling of the exhibits: are simple and poorly located, not providing enough information for anyone interested in more details about each work. The Church, one of the best known of Paraty (perhaps the most photographed of the city), is small, with only one nave and lateral altarpieces. Although House the Museum, still maintains the religious function, especially on holidays, when masses are held in some timetables. The visitation may also be made in the sacristy, cloister and around the small cemetery located in a small internal courtyard. Is well maintained and cared for, which is a positive point to highlight and praise. Works of Tuesday Sunday between hs and hs 12:00 9:00 and 14:00 hs and hs 17:00 (be sure to confirm the schedules on the website of the Museum or where is hosted). And this is another point to improve: the Museum closes for lunch!
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  • August 4, 2017
    The Church was closed because the fathers sold their rights to the FLIP, the wild thing with tourists and Catholics. We did our complaint to the IPHAN
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  • July 28, 2017
    The sacred art museum is in the Church of Santa Rita. The Church was built by workers from the colonial era, where the richest frequented the Church Nsa Ms dos Remédios. The ornaments of this church are simpler, but you can learn more about the local history in your interior. During the FLIP the visitation of the Museum was free during the days of the week, but regardless if it is charged, is worth the visit for sure! Cannot take pictures inside the Church, please respect and make others respect tourists too.
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  • December 29, 2016
    Amazing architecture and it can be seen from the distance as your boat approaches the pier.
  • June 16, 2016
    The postcard church of Paraty - can't miss it when you are there :)
  • December 7, 2015
    Lugal belo
  • December 22, 2015
    Paraty has a beautiful historic centre is worth a stroll. Take a comfortable sandal, the street is made of stones that are already worn and smooth!
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  • November 23, 2016
    Wonderful place
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If you want close proximity to raucous summer nightlife and some of the best things to see in Paraty, look no further than the historical center. There you can choose from any number of guesthouses, inns, and boutique hotels, which integrate seamlessly into the town's colonial architecture. If beach access is your primary concern, cross the canal and head a few minutes north, until you arrive at the coastal neighborhood of Jabaquara, where you'll find a range of cozy options. Farther from the center, the hillside neighborhood of Pantanal offers something a bit quieter among the trees.
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