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"Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Gloria" Top 5 Page for this destination Igreja de Nossa Tip by Willettsworld

Igreja de Nossa, Rio de Janeiro: 6 reviews and 9 photos

This beautiful small church lies on top of a small hill overlooking the marina and bay of Gloria, just south of Centro. Another church once stood here that was built in 1671 by hermit Antonio de Caminha. A more permanent church was then built in 1739. Inside the octaganol church are wonderful blue tiles that probably date back to 1735-40. The tiles depict scenes from the Song of Songs. The woodwork on the three altars dates back to the 18th century or the beginning of the 19th century whilst the pulpits are decorated with Portuguese stone dating from the second half of the 18th century. There is also a nice small museum across from the church which is worth a visit. More pictures can be found on one of my travelogues.

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  • Written Apr 3, 2007
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