Igreja de Santa Rita, Paraty

#3 of 13 in Historic Sites in Paraty
Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Religious Site
Charmingly situated by the waterside, the curvy, baroque Igreja de Santa Rita boasts an appearance as picturesque as its history is long. With its white façade, rolling roof, decorative window frames, and diminutive bell-tower, the church is sure to impress you with its petite attractiveness. Constructed all the way back in 1722, this is the oldest church in Paraty. Make Igreja de Santa Rita part of your personalized Paraty itinerary using our Paraty trip planner.
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  • Founded in 1722 by freed African slaves, it is the oldest church in the city. It was built by, and for, all those considered not white enough to attend the church of the ruling elite. These would...  more »
  • We are not fans of churches just because every place tourists go has them. But this one is small and pretty. Worth a stop.  more »
  • Amazing architecture and it can be seen from the distance as your boat approaches the pier.
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