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06/03/2009

Igreja do Carmo (Santo Antônio do Carmo), Olinda, Brazil


This is a photo of the Igreja do Carmo (Santo Antônio do Carmo) in Olinda, Brazil, and it is the oldest church of the Monastery of "Carmelitas" in Brazil - built in 1580.
Olinda is a historic city located on the country's northeastern ocean coast, just north of Recife, and his is one of the best-preserved colonial cities in Brazil. Besides its natural beauty, Olinda is famous for its historic downtown World Heritage Site, Historical and Cultural Patrimony of Humanity by the UNESCO, for being one of the most important Brazil's cultural centres... and Olinda relives the magnificence of the past every year during the Carnival, in the rhythm of frevo, maracatu and others rhythms.
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1 comment:

roentarre said...

Such a beautiful green foreground and the unique architecture make this a great image :)