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 church is more beautiful outside than inside. Really nice construction but very plain inside, specially comparing to the churches in Tiradentes.  more »
  • Quite a large solemn structure that dominates the main square Opened in mid 19th centuary but with uncompeted tours so looks more like a town hall Inside everything you would expect of a cayholic chur...  more »
  • This church used to be for the slaves. No exactly slaves but those who was free or reached it. It's a simple church but a historical one.  more »