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Shrine of St. Anthony of Valongo

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Address: Largo Marques de Monte Alegre s/n, Santos, State of Sao Paulo 11010-260, Brazil
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A jewel of Colonial Architecture

Built in 1640, it is not the oldest chruch in town but it is still a beauty, displaying in its structure the basics of what was colonial architecture and on the subsequent... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2016
Darmstadt, Germany
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Darmstadt, Germany
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

Built in 1640, it is not the oldest chruch in town but it is still a beauty, displaying in its structure the basics of what was colonial architecture and on the subsequent decorations through the centuries a colourful and rich effect. Not in the best part of town so better to visit in the late morning or early afternoon

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Reviewed 24 May 2016

To everyone, specially catholics, this church is specially beautiful. Very old church and old downtown Santos, where you can imagine yourself in ancient days of the beggining of the city.

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Sutton, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 24 September 2015

One of the most beautiful churches I have seen. This church will not disappoint any visitor. A little bit of Portugal left in Brazil. No wonder Valongo is a UNESCO site.

Thank Wayne057
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Reviewed 20 May 2015

The church is small but an antique jewel worth visiting. It is located the old area called Valongo, across the Pele Museum, close by the Coffee Museum, and near the Valongo teaching restaurant, a very affordable place with good food.

Thank Eliane S
Santos, SP
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

Beautiful example of 17th century Baroque. Amazing sculptures and stained glass.On both sides of the main altar Portuguese tile murals.Take the time to step in, as its worth it! The church lies next to the old train station and the new Pele museum.

Thank Niels-Fernanda
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

One of the oldest catholic churches in Santos, it is a genuine example of brazilian barroc architecture. Built on 1640, the place also holds a library and chapel. Its history goes back to the very begining of Portuguese colonization of Brazil

Thank bubiSantos

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