IGREJA REIS MAGOS - NOVA ALMEIDA - SERRA -ES

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Completed in 1580, listed by IPHAN and recently restored, is one of the best examples of Jesuit architecture in Brazil. The church and residence of the Kings is one of the main examples of architectural heritage Brazilian Jesuit, being one of the buildings that suffered less interference in the centuries that followed its construction. The architectural complex is also formed by a square and is located 40 meters altitude above the level of the sea. The church boasts, on the altar, an altarpiece carved in wood of great artistic value. The altar of the church, built in 1701, has carved wooden altarpiece and in the center a work of the painter friar Belchior Paulo, depicting the adoration of the Magi. The board is considering one of the first oil paintings Brazil, since the Jesuit painting in Brazil, starting in 1587, with the arrival of Father Belchior Paulo. The village of Kings began to be established around 1580, from the decision to unify the villages due to the small number of Jesuits to serve them. Like other Jesuit buildings, the walls are made of stone with mud mortar, sand, lime shells and whale oil. The floors are wooden and clay roof. The windows of the house open to the sea and the mouth of the River Kings.

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Photo taken in Nova Almeida Centro, Serra - Espirito Santo, Brazil

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  • Uploaded on June 24, 2013
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    by Elton Correa da Silv…
    • Camera: Nokia C2-06
    • Taken on 2013/06/23 18:11:25

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