Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo da Antiga Se, Rio de Janeiro
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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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  • The first cathedral of Rio de Janeiro the Church Nossa Senhora do Carmo da Antiga Sé is located on the street 1 a pack in downtown Rio de Janeiro.
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  • The first Carmelite priests arrived in Rio de Janeiro in 1590 and started the devotion to "Our Lady of Mount Carmel" in the newly established Portuguese colony of Brazil. In 1761, the actual church, i...  more »
  • Church with traces of Brazilian Baroque, as well in downtown rio. Worth visiting, stop, do your prayer and continue your walk through the Center.
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  • Nesta Igreja se fealisara a cerimonia religiosa de Roberta e Marcelo, neste sabado, show de Amor e eterna Paz.
  • 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!