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Church of Our Lady of the Glory of the Outeiro

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Address: Largo Nossa Senhora da Gloria 135 204 | Glória, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22211-110, Brazil
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A nice place to be.

This church, as many others in Rio, is a good exemple of barroc style - outside and inside. Located in a hill, you can get there by the stairs, wich are not hard and by a... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2016
Vitoria, ES
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

The church is up on the hill, so you need to walk up some stairs. The path is a bit muddy on the raining day, but not too slippery. The view from the top is not spectacular as its not that high up, but still worth a climb.

Thank May L
Vitoria, ES
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

This church, as many others in Rio, is a good exemple of barroc style - outside and inside. Located in a hill, you can get there by the stairs, wich are not hard and by a funicular.

Thank bobmauro1966
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Just a quick walk from the Gloria Station, this is a wonderful little church, forgotten by the mass tourism that rages town. At the end of a regular week day, I was the eleventh person to sign the visit log. Just on the top of a small hill (outeiro), it seems that you are centuries apart from the buzz of... More 

Thank Giovanni L
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2015

This is another landmark in Rio. When I was going through the neighbourhood of Gloria with my private tour guide in his car, this white church was clearly visible in front of us. It looked quite unique with a single tower with a dome. He told me that this small church was one of the first churches built in Rio... More 

Thank RayParks
Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Nice little old church on top of a hill overlooking Centro and the Bay of Guanabara. The baroque interior is nice and peaceful and the chuchyard has great views of the bay, the port, and the skycrapers and modern building of Centro (Rio de Janeiro central business area). From there you can walk downhill for a couple of minutes and... More 

Thank P E
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Reviewed 11 April 2015

Nice view and location, not very easy to park. One of the oldest churchs in Rio with fine pieces of wood inside. However the outside view is the best thing to look for in this place...

Thank RiodeJaneiroBrazil
Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2014

I love this church. It's beautiful from the outside and even more special inside. From the outside you get great views of the city. Brazils kings and queens were baptised here.

Thank mvq2014
Poughkeepsie, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2014

This church (not to be confused by the similar named one at Largo do Machado) is a small baroque gem with blue Portuguese tile in the interior which is otherwise rather plain, not gold laden like so many similar type churches in the colonial towns. The overall effect is beautiful. The view from the top over Guanabara bay, Marinha da... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 954 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2014

A very nice old church just at the Largo Machado along Rua das Laranjeiras in Rio. The church is a beautiful building sitting at the side of the square. Worth visiting in conjunction with the square.

Thank Ibadanboy
Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2014

Small lovely baroque church (well maintained) with unusual ground plan on the top of the hill in the heart of the city with beautiful view of Rio de Janeiro. - what do you want more? Perfect. Popular for weddings. You can go up by free elevator or by smelly a little bit disgusting stairs. i recommend to visit it. The... More 

Thank Ondrej N

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