Rio de Janeiro Sights

Igreja de São Francisco da Penitência

  • Largo da Carioca 5 Map It
  • Centro
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Fodor's Review

This baroque church was completed in 1737, nearly four decades after construction began. Today it's famed for its wooden sculptures and its rich gold-leaf interior. The nave contains a painting of St. Francis, the patron of the church—reportedly the first painting in Brazil done in perspective.

Sight Information

Address:

Largo da Carioca 5, Rio de Janeiro, 20050–020, Brazil

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Phone:

021-2262–0197

Sight Details:

  • R$2
  • Tues.–Fri. 9–noon and 1–4

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