Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco da Penitência



At the entrance, a small museum houses the statues used during Ash Wednesday procession including the statue of St. Louis Louis XIII dress. Work of Manuel and Francisco Xavier de Brito, the exuberant gilded wood decoration of the church (1700-1737) is one of the masterpieces of Brazilian Baroque art. The Apotheosis of San Francisco, located in the ceiling of the church, is a work of Caetano da Costa Coelho, is the first example of perspective representation of Brazil. The layout of the Rua Carioca, on the north side of the monastery and Largo da Carioca, dates from 1741, when the Franciscan monks gave the land to the city for construction of a hospital.

Type: Monument

Year built:1619

Address: Largo da Carioca 5 20050-008

Area: Santa Teresa, Centro, Gávea, Lapa

Phone:+55 21 22620197

Opening times:Tu-Fri. 9-12 and 13-16

Style: Colonial style

Area of interest: History

Services: Religious temple

How to get there:
Closest station: Carioca LL1
Other stations: Carioca LL2 Cinelândia LL1