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Visit to Sanctuary in Aparecida

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What to Expect
Religious tourism in Aparecida offers pilgrims various attractions. Within the space of the Sanctuary of Aparecida, in addition to living their visitor faith within the Basilica participate in the Holy Mass, the Consecration to Our Lady and the Rosary of Aparecida, the faithful can visit different places offering a great choice of time free and culture.

There are several options for family outings that combine faith, providing special moments for visitors who choose the city of Mother Aparecida as a holiday destination.

 

Nicho de Nossa Senhora: The niche, inside, is also covered in white gold and has received the symbolic details of the 'miraculous fishing', in which the image was found in the waters of the Paraíba River by three fishermen. The altarpiece is almost 37 meters high. The first Retable of the Throne of Our Lady was built in 2004, this new one was finalized on 31st August 2011.

Sala das Promessas:  also known as the "Sala dos Milagres", it is located in the basement of the National Shrine since 1974 and is the second most visited place in the house of Mother Aparecida. The offer of ex-votos is ancient, and the first were offered in the primitive chapel of Itaguassú. Today, the Hall of Promises receives about 19 thousand ex-votos a month, and in October, this number reaches 30 thousand. In the Hall, there are about 70 thousand photographs on display.

Capela das Velas : Located to the left of the Porta Santa, built in the 70s, is one of the most visited sites of the National Shrine, with decoration that refers to the passage of the burning bush, when God appears to Moses in the form of fire not to consume bush, to command it to go to Egypt and free the people from slavery.

Campanário: The bell tower built in the Sanctuary of Aparecida maintains 13 bells in its structure. According to the Catholic tradition, each bell is dedicated to a saint. Twelve of them are dedicated to the Apostles and bishops and cardinals honor who has marked the history of the patron saint of Brazil since 1717. Since the bell 13, larger in size, is dedicated to St. Joseph and the Virgin Mary and celebrates the devotees of family of the countryside; which maintains the construction work of the National Shrine of Aparecida.
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Important Information
Departure Point
The meeting point is the information desk, from the Sanctuary and Romeiro technical support.
Tour schedule: 10:00. Please be at meeting point 20 minutes in advance.
Departure Time
10:00 AM
Duration
3h
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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By: Rio Tours
241 reviews
matthewbM8163OQ
10
waste of money
i booked a tour with them nade evry effort to contact them then no one showed up i called i email i emaild threw
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Safari768942
10
Tour that never happened.
We were to be picked up at our hotel at 12 noon. Tour never showed up. After waiting 1/2 hour I called the"tour
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GM007_1
Auckland, New Zealand
15754
total disappointment
What was meant to be a highlight of our trip was a disater. Others on the trip felt the same. Driver turned up
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Travelwr-81
21
It is not the same any more
Almost all shops are closed, few points still open (i think around 5 shops and restaurants). Not worth visiting.
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Vickynh15
31
Cooking Class with Simone!
This cooking class was awesome. Simone is super passionate and the class was very educational to the Brazilian
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sgz12345
10
Terrible
I paid in full and NO tour guide ever called or showed up!!!!! I called and emailed and called and emailed
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zodwap
20
Beautiful experience and amazing tour guide..
Everything was amazing and the buffet lunch was great not forgetting our tour guide... It was a great experience.
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Diane M
River Ridge, Louisiana
182
Interesting perspective on the falls
We took a short helicopter ride over the falls. I was placed in the middle so it was difficult to take photos and
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dgfspartan
20
Fun Night!
We had a great time! Our guide (Mikhaela) was very nice, helpful and fun. We decided to stay at our second bar
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adlr99
South Florida
16156
All you can eat and more!
This place is truly remarkable. Before you even begin on all the meats, there is an unbelievable salad bar that
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ianfK40YA
Altrincham, United Kingdom
11
Dreadful
The transfer didn't turn up waited 30 minutes just in case. No one answered the help line. So we had to get
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klare44
Phoenix, Arizona
296
Driver failed to showup
Our driver never found us even though we were in the private transfer pickup area. After an hour of talking to
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Nikki G
10
Worst service ever, and we travel a lot.
Although we had a * paid and confirmed * mail there was nobody to meet us. A representative of another comoany
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SPIROS A
12
they never showed up at the airport
they never showed up at the airport,never answered their phone, only reply to email and wanted to know why i want
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rjgold
rio de janeiro
6417
Must have a great capacity to eat a lot high levei of meats
Stick to the items you dont eat usually. Dont fill yourself with salads. Triy samples of all The special meats
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