Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo da Antiga Se, Rio de Janeiro

Categories: Historic Sites, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.9/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web
Feel the splendor of the bygone Empire of Brazil at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo da Antiga Se, an old Carmelite cathedral that once served as the center of religious life in Rio. Brazilian emperors used the building as an imperial chapel, and the exquisite interior includes a long barrel vault ceiling gilded with wooden rococo ornaments, and side arches and balconies optimizing the organ's acoustics. The edifice features early 20th-century walls erected on 18th-century foundations, and retained the title of city cathedral during the republican period. Admire oval paintings and a carved stone baptismal font, and inquire about classical music concerts staged here occasionally. Arrange your visit to Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo da Antiga Se and discover more family-friendly attractions in Rio de Janeiro using our Rio de Janeiro vacation route planner.
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  • This church is not much-quoted or not always included in the tours, but of all that I visited was the most beautiful. She is known to have been the Church where d. Pedro II was crowned. I loved to visit. Is charged a value of 5.00 R$ to perform the tour of the Church. There are the remains of Pedro Álvares Cabral.
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  • In my opinion, one of the most beautiful churches of the center of Rio de Janeiro, besides being one of the most disputed for marriage. Worth the visit!
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  • Honestly, this church at once, and more impressed by the Imperial Palace, though located in the same square. And the fact that the imperial family prayed-impressive.
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  • Muito linda!
  • Muito bonita!
  • Belíssima igreja em um local histórico não apenas para o Rio, mas para o Brasil. Surgiu junto com a cidade e testemunhou eventos marcantes desde o período colonial. Pra completar, ainda guarda os resíduos mortais de Pedro Álvares Cabral. Não há como não visitar!
  • Nesta Igreja se fealisara a cerimonia religiosa de Roberta e Marcelo, neste sabado, show de Amor e eterna Paz.
  • Local de paz e reflexão, sinto-me mais próximo de Deus....
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