Historical sites in João Pessoa

Historical sites in João Pessoa

    * Barroco Park. It is formed by the colonial mansions scattered around the upper and lower regions of the city.
    * Theatro Santa Roza (1889), decorated in Baroque style. It is one of the oldest theatres in the country. It is located at Pedro Américo Square.
    * Redenção Palace. Erected in 1586, Redenção Palace used to be the home of the old Jesuits convent. Today the building is the State Government headquarters.
    * Santa Catarina Fortress, built in 1586. It comprises the captain's house, a chapel and cannons from the 16th century.
    * Saint Francis Church and Saint Anthony Convent. Totally embellished in Baroque style, the church and the convent were built in 1589 and 1779, respectively. The highlights are the chapels of the Third Order of Saint Francis and Saint Benedict, featuring Portuguese ceramic panels and sacristy. The spaces also feature, regularly, popular art exhibitions.
    * São Frei Pedro Gonçalves Church. Erected in 1843, the church was restored in 2002 and features the foundations from the old 17th century building. In front of it there are many restored colonial mansions.

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