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Basilica of Penha

Largo da Penha 19 | Penha, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 21070-560, Brazil
+55 21 3219 6262
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365 steps

you have time to meditate and prey as you walk up those stairs. i enjoyed that a lot. the... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2014
mvq2014
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Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
Tradicional

It is a traditional church on the outskirts of Rio. It is high on a hill, so the view is rewarding... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2014
Fernanda C
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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The Basilica of Penha counts with a great structure that every year become better for a better welcoming for the pilgrims that always came in great number, mainly in October, month that occurs the Penha's Festival. The Basilica of Penha stays in an enormous and beautiful green area, in a localization with easy access, be from any of those streets: Red Line, Yellow Line or Brazil Avenue. For attend the pilgrims, the Basilica of Penha counts with drinking fountains, snacks bar, a lot of bathrooms and many other installations. For those who doesn't want to climb the 382 steps of the main Stairway, a new elevator with a capacity to transport 500 people per hour can do the access from the courtyard to the Shrine. Besides the church in the top of the rock, there are, in the courtyard, many other facilities as another church, where the pilgrims can do their confessions, a gift shop with products of Our Lady of Penha and other products. In addition, there are an open amphitheater, opened in the 2004 Penha's Festival, for making religious and cultural events in an space for 30.000 people. IN the courtyard, there is, also, a big and free parking lot, for those pilgrims who want to come by car or with group's bus. The pilgrim that went to the Penha's Shrine must go in the Basilica's Museum and Miracle's Room and the Exposition of Portrayals of Our Lady of Penha opened every Sunday for free.
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29 Dec 2014
“365 steps”
18 Dec 2014
“Tradicional”
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Largo da Penha 19 | Penha, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 21070-560, Brazil
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Reviewed 29 December 2014

you have time to meditate and prey as you walk up those stairs. i enjoyed that a lot. the neighbourhoods around are veryrough but interesting to see.

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Reviewed 18 December 2014

It is a traditional church on the outskirts of Rio. It is high on a hill, so the view is rewarding. It is a must see if you have the opportunity to go with a guided tour or have some friends in Rio to take...More

2  Thank Fernanda C
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