Rosario church, Vitoria

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Built by slaves in 1765, Rosario church is one of the oldest churches in Brazil. The Baroque-style church houses a small museum with photos and items use for religion processions, a collection of religion icons, a neo-gothic altarpiece, and a cemetery in its corridors. No wonder it was registered as an artistic heritage in 1945 by Institute of

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  • June 25, 2017
    The Rosario Church has a beautiful story! Built by slaves as a place to which they could pray and take refuge. Of the places we visited in the historic center, according to the guides, is what keeps most original features of your building! There's a ossario and a cemetery. The Church has a lot of wooden details. Really very interesting to visit.
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  • June 1, 2017
    As well as other points of interest and historic Victory, the Church of the Rosary has a guide, at no cost. It's very interesting history of the place, and beautiful, with Baroque style. Worth the visit.
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  • March 30, 2017
    The Church of our Lady of the Rosary is located in the historic centre of the city of Vitória in Espírito Santo, your construction was begun in 1765 and lasted for two years, for your edification slave labor was used and the material used was rock solid, your interior consists of Nave, Chancel Chapel, Sacristy and a corridor with bones of former members of the brotherhood of Nossa Senhora do Rosário dos Pretos the Church has four altars, the main one is of 1911 and houses the image of the patroness and next to the Church was built the "auction house", which was intended to raise money to buy the freedom of slaves. Tells the story that in the 19th century a picture of Saint Benedict was stolen from the convent of San Francisco and taken to the Church of our Lady of the Rosary, this robbery would have been practiced by members of the brotherhood and devotees, mostly slaves who identified with the Saint and this image remains in place to this day, this episode would have initiated the conflict fought between the Peroás who were the brothers of the Church of the Rosary and the Caramurus, who were the brothers of the convent. The Church is removed from the original core of the town of victory and your main access is given by a wide staircase facing the sea, protected in 1946, by the Instituto do Patrimônio Histórico e Artístico Nacional, the Church preserves the unique features of your building in Baroque style and portrays a phase of the colonial period almost disappeared from the historic center of the capital of the State of Espírito Santo. Currently there is a small museum that retraces the history of the Church and which has sacred pieces and ancient garments used by the brotherhood of St. Benedict and a andor that weighs approximately 400 kg used by the faithful during the famous processions.
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  • July 12, 2017
    Is a church located in the city centre, next to the Catedral Metropolitana de Vitória, dated 1770 and listed by historical heritage. Legend has it that every marriage performed there are happy and long lasting.
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  • February 17, 2017
    Excellent tourism option, but this Museum closed 3 years is there are few tourist attractions.
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Where to stay in Vitoria

The two main neighborhoods to stay in when exploring Vitoria are Praia do Canto and the area close to Parque Moscoco. Hotels dominate the selection here, with simple rooms in chain and independent lodgings, alongside luxury options. Budget-conscious travelers will find side street hostels appealing, as well as the more basic among the collection of pousadas (guesthouses) in the city. Stay closer to the airport, or the main bridges leading off the island, if you wish to get out of town on a regular basis to explore other areas of the state.
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