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Sao Francisco de Paula Church

Praca Euvaldo Lodi | Largo de São Francisco de Paula, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22640-010, Brazil
+55 21 2269-0070
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Nice to stop in if you are going to be in the neighborhood

I wouldn’t go especially to see this church, but we going to see the famous Colombo Café and it was... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2018
Mary T
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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beautiful architecture

beautiful architecture. nice environment but it's not safe to be walking alone around it mainly if... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2016
renatabraga25
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This church in the Largo de São Francisco was the site of many imperial events, including the 1822 mass dedicated to the country's conversion from colony to kingdom and the mass celebrating Brazil's adoption of its first constitution in 1831. Pope Pius X dedicated one of its chapels to the defeat of the Turks by Christian forces in the 16th century. Along with its colonial exterior and ornate interior, visitors should note sculptures done by Mestre Valentim and paintings by the slave Manoel da Cunha.
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16 May 2018
“Nice to stop in if you are going to be in the neighborhood”
20 Apr 2016
“beautiful architecture”
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Praca Euvaldo Lodi | Largo de São Francisco de Paula, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22640-010, Brazil
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+55 21 2269-0070
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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

I wouldn’t go especially to see this church, but we going to see the famous Colombo Café and it was on the way. I especially liked the statue of Saint Sebastian, patron saint of Rio.

Thank Mary T
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

beautiful architecture. nice environment but it's not safe to be walking alone around it mainly if you aren't Brazilian. lots of beggars near.

Thank renatabraga25
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Reviewed 17 January 2016

Very impressive interior recommend to see. There is small museum inside, free entry .In the church can not buy normal candles but you can put the coins by 0.25 or 0,5 or 1R$ and electronic candles will switch on with labeled durations 15min-1 hour.At the...More

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Reviewed 7 February 2013

The fantastic intricate carvings make this church beautiful to the eye - especially as when we visited the alter was adorned with hundreds of white flowers. The paintings and statues are very interesting. For a special prayer area, go behind the alter to see Jesus,...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2012

visiting this church was the best experience we had in Rio... that is saying a lot as we loved the regular tourist sights like sugar loaf, Christo redentor and the parks--jardim botanico, parque lage , tijuca ... the walls of this church are fully gilded...More

3  Thank IndFamTraveler
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Reviewed 13 December 2011

We visited during a torrential downpour so didn't really have the opportunity to appreciate the exterior, but after looking at other photos it appears that the exterior is covered in ugly graffiti. Thankfully,inside was another story, which wasn't apparent as we entered the dimly-lit interior....More

3  Thank Anne D
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Reviewed 2 September 2011

The church facade is austere, but its interior is richly decorated with mosaics, frescoes and sculptures by renowned masters of late Baroque art. Unfortunately, theis conservation status is bad and,the church is located in a beautiful old square, but, a bit dangerous, with several homeless...More

8  Thank GUSDALI
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