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Church of St. Elesbão and Saint Efigenia

Caracteristics

Original name:

Igreja de São Elesbão e Santa Efigênia

Kind of building:

Church

Religion:

Catholic

Main style:

Colonial

Original building erected:

1754

Current building erected:

1913

Supporting entity:

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Celebrations:

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Mass times:

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The History

Its origins traced back to the veneration of St. Elesbão and Santa Efigenia, who was held in a private residence.

In 1740, with the creation of the brotherhood of San Elesbão and Saint Efigenia, and the large influx of the faithful, the images are transferred to the Church of Santo Domingo. In the same year is decided by the construction of its own church and the permission for construction is obtained. In 1745 the land is purchased, in 1747 the work begins and, seven years later, in 1754, it is inaugurated.

In 1868 a significant reform is carried out.

In 1888, with the proclamation of Law Aurea loses many of his devotees and begins to suffer from the lack of cooperation for maintaining it. It is greatly degradation and it is necessary that the fellowship dispose of some of their goods so that is possible to make the necessary reforms. Finally, in 1913, the necessary work is done and the church reopens in 1914 as we know it today.

Photos - Old Ones
Photos - Inside
Photos - Outside
How to get there?

Nearest subway station:

Carioca (about 1,476 ft)

Use the Subway! Get off at the "Carioca" station. In it, you should look for exit A, which will leave you in front of "Rio Branco" avenue.

Arriving at "Rio Branco" avenue, looking at its left diagonal, you will see two streets: Av. Nilo Peçanha (larger and easier to see), and "São José" street, which passes on the left side of "Mário Lago" square.

Following through the "São José" street, past the streets: "Rodrigo Silva", "Quitanda" and "Carmo". When you arrive at the intersection with "President Antônio Carlos" avenue, you will already be facing the church. Just cross the street at the sign just ahead.

Location

Address:

Av. Presidente Antônio Carlos, S/N

Phone:

(21) 2533-4545

 

eMail:

None.

Website:

None.

Open hours:

Monday to friday, from 8 am to 5 pm.

Sundays, from 10 am to 11 am.

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