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Igreja Nossa Senhora da Lapa dos Mercadores

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Rua do Ouvidor 35, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20010-150, Brazil
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Reviewed February 13, 2019

The quaint little church of our Lady of Lapa and the Merchants is located in the oldest part of the city of Rio de Janeiro. It was completed on 1757 and completely redecorated in 1879. A famous legend has it that the statue of Our...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed February 6, 2019

Sort of famous for a sort of miracle that occurred when a marble statue fell off the roof and didn't shatter - you can see it (minus a couple of fingers) inside. Nevertheless, small and pleasant and worth a short detour.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

The church is small, beautifully decorated in its internal, winding plant, but it needs new conservation works, such as those made at the beginning of the 21st century. One attraction aside is at the sacristy: a statue of the virgin holding a cross without the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Gustavo D
Reviewed July 31, 2015

The Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Lapa dos Mercadores—the Traders’ Church of Our Lady of Lapa—is a splendid and historic Baroque church in the last remaining 18th-19th century neighborhood in town. It’s on rua do Ouvidor just around the corner from Travessa do Comercio. It’s...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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