Igreja do Rosario, Fortaleza

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  • The well-known "Church of the Rosary" is the oldest temple of Fortaleza City. This Catholic church was built by African slaves in 1730 as a simple chapel made out of thatch. There, the slaves used to pray their rosaries, novenas and other acts of devotion. During the reformation of Fortaleza's main church between the years 1938 to 1978, this small church became the cathedral. Today it is a historical heritage and witness of several important historical facts.
  • Rosary of Blacks Church. The oldest church in Fortaleza! According to tradition, the construction dates back to 1730, where due to the need to possess their own temple, since they were discriminated against in the churches built by the whites, an African black had built a church of Taipa and straw in the same place as the present.
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