The original design of this church (dating back to the 16th century) was originally commissioned by a sea captain who had almost been lost at sea and, upon his safe return, decided to build a church. The design was later revised which led to its present day grandeur. This church is one of the wealthiest and largest churches of Brazil. The design itself is a combination of the Baroque and Renaissance styles, with six panels on the ceiling depicting the story of the captain and the subsequent building of the church. Mass is read at 9am, 10am and 11am on Sunday.
Address: Praca Pio X, Centro
Tel: 2233 2324
Opening Times: 8am-4pm, Mon-Fri, 9am-1pm Saturday and Sunday