Convento de Santo Antônio, Rio de Janeiro

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 95+ reviews on the web
Together, Convento de Santo Antônio and the adjacent Church of the Third Order of St. Francis of Penance are one of the most important colonial sites remaining in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Completed in 1620, but greatly expanded since then, the convent's architecture combines complementary baroque, colonial, and neo-colonial styles. Though beautiful in its own right, the convent's chapel is outshone--literally--by the neighboring Church of the Third Order. The facade of the church, divided into three sections with baroque trappings, is simple and unassuming. Enter the interior, however, and you are dazzled by the luxuriant decoration; everywhere you look is gold. The copious gilding is complemented by the beautiful wooden ceiling painting, depicting the Glorification of St. Francis. The church also serves as the Museum of Sacred Art. Plan to visit Convento de Santo Antônio and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Rio de Janeiro attractions using our Rio de Janeiro travel itinerary maker.
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  • Wonderful place, a lot of PEACE and FAITH. Secular construction. It is worth while visiting, climb the external escDas and enjoy the beautiful view of Largo da Carioca.
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  • Am and I've never been able to visit the convent because she was always at work when I had planned. This time had no time, I was. This is still under construction but the main Chapel is already retired. Simply stunning. Worth the visit. So if schedule early, closes the 16 hours. The view up also is also very interesting and the photos of the place before now are very nice.
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  • This monastery is very old and is in the founding of the city. I could only see it on the outside but I liked its colonial style and the location at the top that makes it look from around the neighborhood.
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  • For the view, and the beauty of the place, it is indeed worth the visit. Nice to see how the Largo da Carioca has changed over the years and the history behind it.
  • Excellent example of "Brazilian Baroque." Not accessible but very old and real. Still functions as a monastery apparently.
  • Espetacular e linda
  • Lugar perfeito!
  • Linda, interna e externamente!
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