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Igreja de Santa Rita
Largo de Santa Rita, Paraty Route Planner
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daily except Mon 9am-noon, 2pm-5pm

Description

Built by emancipated slaves in 1722, the robust bell tower of the Igreja de Santa Rita, the oldest church in the city, is a stone's throw from the port. When you enter the rather bare Baroque interior, you are greeted by religious music playing in the background. Now deconsecrated, the church houses a small museum - the Museu de Arte Sacra - which exhibits the statues paraded in processions held in honour of the saint.

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