First Church of Our Lady of the Remedies, Paraty

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Construction on this beautiful Baroque church commenced in 1646 after the land was donated for the construction of Paraty. It would have been the oldest church you could visit in the town today had it not taken more than 220 years to complete. Instead, First Church of Our Lady of the Remedies will have to settle for being the largest, taking up an entire city block overlooking the lush Praça da Matriz. Inside, admire the handsome tiled floors, alcoves filled with local artwork, and a row of saint figures watching over the congregation. Attend mass to experience the warmth and vibrancy of the active church community. Use our Paraty tourist route planner to arrange your visit to First Church of Our Lady of the Remedies and other attractions in Paraty.
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  • The current building, dated 1873 was built replacing a small chapel that existed on the site since the early 18th century. The last restoration in 2007 (which continued until 2010). Today, already shows signs of internal and external damage (perhaps due to moisture in the region) that leave marks and requesting assistance to ensure your care and maintenance. Is to highlight the unfinished towers, little perceived by visitors. The Church is the seat of the parish of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios. To consult timetables and visitation of the masses, I suggest visiting their website (address available here on TA). It is always recommended to plan the visitation, to avoid unpleasant surprises and/or loss of time. Has a wide central nave and two side chapels (Senhor dos Passos and sacred heart of Jesus) and some side altars. The main altar has, in your niche, Center the image of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios, patron saint of the city, dating from the 18TH century.
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  • Very beautiful outside and inside. A church in 1863 but it keeps preserved many sacred works of the 18th century.
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  • At this point the town carriages and the historic church. Nice to shoot! The night the praça da matriz is with fairs and stalls, fun for the family.
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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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