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Penedo is a municipality in the state of Alagoas in Brazil. The population is 64,074 (2015 est.) in an area of 689.88 km². Penedo lies 173 km south-west of the state capital of Maceió.HistoryFounded in 1614, Penedo has many important examples of Portuguese and Dutch colonial architectures. The history of Penedo can be found in Francisco Alberto Sales's book Arruando para o Forte. It was reached by sea from the wide estuary of the São Francisco River.Architectural heritageAmong its historically significant buildings are its well preserved churches, which were built through the 18th century. Some of these include: Convento de São Francisco e Igreja de Nossa Senhora dos Anjos(Convent of Saint Francis and Church of Our Lady of the Angels) Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Corrente (Church of Our Lady of the Chains) Catedral de Nossa Senhora do Rosário dos Pretos, Cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Penedo. (Cathedral of Our Lady of the Black People's Rosary) The Casa do Penedo, built in 1974, has as its objective the preservation of the city's artistic and cultural patrimony. In the Casa do Penedo one can find a rich quantity of five centuries of creativity by residents of the São Francisco River Valley.
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