Church of Third Order of Saint Francis of Penance
Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco da Penitência
Kind of building:
Original building erected:
Current building erected:
Fraternidade Franciscana Secular de São Francisco da Penitência
*** We are working to obtain this information.
It has its origin in the desire of the friars of the Order of the Third Parties of St. Francis to have their own church. With the donation of a land, by the Franciscan convent, the planning and construction work begins. Construction began in 1657 but due to
to disagreements between the Brotherhood and the friars and divisions among the members of the Brotherhood itself, had its execution repeatedly suspended and resumed. Its construction lasts 76 years, being finalized only in 1733.
After the authorization of the foundation of the Third Order of Saint Francis of Penance on March 20, 1619, the construction of a Chapel for the Order begins. It was built attached to the Church of the Convent in Florentine style and the altar was consecrated to the Immaculate Conception. Inaugurated in 1622, it was used until the completion of the largest church and exists until today.
How to get there
Nearest subway station:
Carioca (about. 170ft)
Use the subway! This church is very close to it.
Get off at "Carioca" station. Then look for the "Access To - Rio Branco" exit.
Once outside the station, the church will be behind you. Go to this direction and you will arrive at "Largo da Carioca" where it will be easy to see the church at the top of a small hill.
Walk on the direction of the church and into the fenced area. Once inside the fenced area, keep going to the right, to the base of the hill. At the base you will see small tunnel. It is the entrance to it! At the end of it there is an elevator that will take you to the top and front of the church.
Social Networks and Others
Largo da Carioca, 5
Monday to friday, from 9am t0 12am and from 1am to 4pm.