Igreja N. S. do Carmo da Antiga Sé
Rua Primeiro de Março / Rua 7 de Setembro 14, Rio-de-Janeiro Route Planner
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Mon-Fri 7.30am-4pm, Sat 9.30am-noon


The bell tower of this church, built in 1761 then reconstructed in 1905, stands on the western side of the square, on the spot where the Carmelite chapel (1590-1754) once stood. João VI, who resided in the Paço Imperial close by, decided to make it his royal chapel. A metropolitan cathedral from 1890 to 1980, it lost that status when the Catedral Metropolitana was built.


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