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Worth visiting on Saturday or Sunday Mass

This is a genuinely popular church, and it should be experienced when it is full, ie on Saturday or... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2018
Boston, MA

Very famous church in Belém. A must go because it is place of the biggest religious manifestation... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
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This ornate Moorish temple is among the most revered religious sites in the region.
Avenida Nazare 1300, Belem, State of Para 66035-145, Brazil
+55 91-4009-8400
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Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

The basilica is a beautiful church. Unmissable place for visitors regardless of religion. It has an importance for the inhabitants of the city since it is part of the script of the biggest religious festival in the city “Cirio de Nossa Senhora de Nazare “

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Reviewed 25 September 2018

This is a beautiful place with a strong religious meaning, that speaks to the soul of the people in Belem. It is worth getting a guided tour to learn more about it.

Thank Adriana C
Reviewed 2 August 2018

This is a genuinely popular church, and it should be experienced when it is full, ie on Saturday or Sunday Mass. Even if you're not Catholic, you'll at least get a sense for the place as a living entity and the center of an entire...More

1  Thank eaglehaslanded
Reviewed 25 February 2018

I visited this beautiful Cathedral as part of a ships shore excursion. It was in use for a mass when we arrived but we waited and then went in. It was very ornate and so well kept. Outside tied to railings are lots of coloured...More

Thank Lynne C
Reviewed 18 February 2018

This basilic is a piece of colonial art, with works on wood and gold dating form XVI century; building and decoration to be enjoyed at detail. Take your time, since you can walk around freely inside.

Thank Sebastián B
Reviewed 21 November 2017

As far as religious buildings go, this one is well maintained and the artworks are intriguing. I'm don;t follow any religion so might be missing the finer details but I enjoyed it on a quick visit.

Thank Ying Z
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Not one of the oldest churches in town, but located on a nice square, with an impressive interior, that us bigger than anticipated and beautifully decorated without being ‘overdone’ as one often sees in catholic churches.

Thank 960maartenr
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Very famous church in Belém. A must go because it is place of the biggest religious manifestation in Brazil, the Cirio de Nazaré. Beautiful building and the paintings inside are gorgeus.

1  Thank CSM75
Reviewed 20 December 2016

The Basilica de Nossa Senhora de Nazare is the main church in Belem, and is the focal point of the Círio de Nazaré – one of the largest religious festivals in the world. The church is in excellent condition and is obviously very well maintained....More

2  Thank Alexinmelbourne
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Simply beautiful, from the grand architecture to paintings the gold leaf etc. definitely a place to visit.

Thank Rachel M
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