Our Lady Health Church near Píer Mauá in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

As you leave Aqua Rio, take a quick look up the hillside where you will see the modest Church of Our Lady of Health. When construction began in 1742, this site was bayside and behind it were farms. As agriculture was displaced with residences, the waterfront became a landfill which later evolved into today’s port. Overtime, Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Saúde became dilapidated and plundered. After a recent restoration, the historic church is worth visiting.

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R. Silvino Montenegro, 52 - Gambôa, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20220-550, Brazil

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