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Charming small church

One of the oldest churches in Brazil with its origins of 1548-1550. Relatively simple but charming... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2018
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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First sanctuary built in the country

This quaint little church was the first built in Brazil. Construction started in 1550, just 50... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
Petropolis, RJ
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18 Jul 2018
“Charming small church”
3 Sep 2017
“First sanctuary built in the country”
Arraial d'Ajuda, Porto Seguro, State of Bahia, Brazil
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Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

One of the oldest churches in Brazil with its origins of 1548-1550. Relatively simple but charming church. The side section has many items left by pilgrims. Do not forget to also visit the small square behind the church for a view of the beaches and...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2017

This quaint little church was the first built in Brazil. Construction started in 1550, just 50 years after the discovery. A must visit in the area.

Thank MariseCaetano
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Was fortunate enough to be in Arrial de Ajuda for the pilgrimage of this lovely church. It is perched on the hill surrounded by a quaint shops. Do not forget to make a wish and the Senhora grants you a wish you need to go...More

Thank jjy88sm
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Nice place to visit if you are walking in downtown of Arraia da Ajuda. You can enjoy a nice view of the beaches and P.Seguro in the back of the Church. There are many regional shops in the Square around the Church.

Thank Saxon120
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

This church is located at the city center of Arraial.This church is small and has a spectacular view behind it.You can have a nice walking and take great pictures from different places there.

Thank Sany D
Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

As cabralia brachial was the place was discovered thé région gets the first churches built in brasil. The one in arraial is said to have been the second one. The main value of the visit is Its historical content

Thank Christian et C... M
Reviewed 13 November 2015

It was all restaured , has afrescos and the miracle´s room worth a visit. The view at the back of the church has a beautiful view

Thank mariaparisotto
Reviewed 15 September 2015

The church itself is pretty basic, only colonial style that you see in other towns in the region, but the view at the back of the church is special. Don´t forget to buy a "fita do bonfim", make a wish and tie it to the...More

Thank Cipriana0106
Reviewed 14 September 2015

Lovely little church. I enjoyed visiting the room of the miracles and observed hundreds of photos and other objects and paintings offered as gratitude for a cure.

Thank Ione S
Reviewed 3 June 2015

The church itself is beautiful, it was built in 1549! Then go behind the church to tie your colored ribbons and make wishes. They sell the ribbons 10 or 15 for $1BR all over town. I recommend going at sunset then walking around the town...More

Thank Kara S
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