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My tour group (the wonderful Carioca Tropical all-day tour) stopped here to look at the extremely ornate, gilded interior. It is very very fancy and worth taking a look at, despite the somewhat unassuming exterior.
Very nice, baroque art and detail in this church. Very interesting stories about how the church would open its doors to those of other countries but feared the pirates would ransack the church of its gold so there closed the doors and added wrought iron...More
Gold leaf everywhere you look, with some Roccoco in the front of all the Baroque stuff. Doesn't make me feel closer to Jesus, but it is still quite interesting, maybe beautiful. Best thing was the view to of the port and bay across the little...More
Yes, this one has some really ornate altar and decorations, but then again so do thousands of other churches not just all around the world but even in Rio as well. Nothing out of the ordinary. If you want to see a church that is...More
I'm not sure of the theological argument that it was OK to use slaves to gold-plate this sanctuary, but it looks spectacular. And the angels made me laugh out loud - loved them - due to their corpulent sexuality and macho hairdos. Definitely worth a...More
A quiet refuge on a Saturday afternoon, we were pressed with the interior decoration, with emphasis on gold leaf! This monastery church is up a hill very close to downtown Rio. Certainly worth a visit!
Downtown Rio is the place where this city was born. With modern skyscrapers sharing space with historical buildings and landmarks, this neighbourhood is living proof that the old and the new can live together harmoniously. As you would expect, downtown is where all major companies house their offices. However, the region isn’t restricted to businesses. Gems such like the “Paço Imperial,” which is a cultural centre that
used to serve as a residence for governors of Brazil, can be found here. Pedra do Sal, a Monday night street party, is also in this neighbourhood. This landmark is the birthplace of samba and is famous for its “roda de sambas” (“dance circles”). Stop in for one and get closer to discovering where Brazilian happiness comes from.