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Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte do Carmo

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One of a couple of great cathedrals near each other.

Stunning architecture with much stained glass. We loved the feeling inside this church, not sure... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
U.S. Virgin Islands
Good place!

I came here twice. Will come again, if I am ever come back here again. Enjoyed my time spent here... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2018
New Delhi, India
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14 Oct 2018
“One of a couple of great cathedrals near each other.”
14 Jul 2018
“Good place!”
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Rua 1 de Marco | Praça XV, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22610-001, Brazil
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

Stunning architecture with much stained glass. We loved the feeling inside this church, not sure why but we felt connected more with this one.

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Reviewed 14 July 2018

I came here twice. Will come again, if I am ever come back here again. Enjoyed my time spent here. You must too!

Thank RoamerWanderer89
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Just like her neighbor (Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Carmo da Antiga Sé), this church might seem a bit simple from the outside (as most churches around downtown Rio) but the inside is definitely impressive considering when it was built and trying to imagine what...More

Thank evyboo
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Located on the flagstone square Praca XV, is one of Rio's finest churches, Igreja da Ordem Tereira de Nossa Senhora do Monte do Carmo. On a brilliantly sunny, hot and humid August afternoon we entered the cool, dark space and after a moment for our...More

Thank KLE2013
Reviewed 20 March 2016

This is not a place we would have gone to had we been on our own, but the tour guide suggested it was well worth a visit. How right he was! The main door was locked but access was available through a side door when...More

1  Thank RoverP
Reviewed 15 July 2015

I saw it from Praça XV, when my private tour guide explained its historical significance. But before taking me there to see its interior, he let me pass under Arco do Teles and walk through the narrow lane called Travessa do Comércio. This experience made...More

2  Thank RayParks
Reviewed 7 July 2015

Nossa Senhora de Monte do Carmo is a remarkable church, and the most important element of a Carmelite complex, including a convent and the Third Order church next door. Carmo was, for most of the glory days of Rio de Janeiro, the city’s cathedral. It’s...More

4  Thank Vincent M
Reviewed 30 December 2014

There are a lot of churches in this area and against the others this seems somewhat plain. That said, there are still some wonderful paintings and architecture and a silver alter to look at

1  Thank mvq2014
Reviewed 5 June 2014

Another important place of the history of Brazil - old cathedral of Rio de Janeiro, where for example Pedro I and II were crowned! I was surprised by the architecture, decoration and beauty of the cathedral - it reminds me Europe with South America influence...More

2  Thank Ondrej N
Reviewed 16 May 2014

The church where several kings were crowned has been beautifully restored. It is the best site around the Praca XV square in Rio which is where the Portuguese kings ruled from.

Thank MikeT6128DF
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