The 10 Best Things to Do in Aparecida, State of Sao Paulo

Aparecida is a Brazilian municipality in the state of São Paulo. It is located in the fertile valley of the River Paraíba do Sul on the southern (right) bank. It is part of the Metropolitan Region of Vale do Paraíba e Litoral Norte. The population is 36,217 (2015 est.) in an area of 121.08 km². The municipality is sometimes referred as Aparecida do Norte.

1. National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida

Avenida Doutor Julio Prestes s/n, Aparecida, State of Sao Paulo 12570-000, Brazil Sights & Landmarks, Churches & Cathedrals, Sacred & Religious Sites
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5 based on 4624 reviews

National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida

Reviewed By weemick - SuffolkSuffolk

Fantastic Modern Cathedral

This place is unbelievable and the second biggest cathedral to the Vatican. Started building in 1955 it is blessed with modern materials and acoustics. Probably the South American equivalent of Lourdes with thousands visiting from all over SA at weekends

2. Matriz Basilica Nossa Senhora Aparecida

Praca Nossa Senhora Aparecida 313, Aparecida, State of Sao Paulo 12570-000, Brazil Sights & Landmarks, Churches & Cathedrals
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4.5 based on 1657 reviews

Matriz Basilica Nossa Senhora Aparecida

Reviewed By GuiParreira - Sao Jose Dos Campos, SPSao Jose Dos Campos, SP

Beautiful church

It is a usual church, but is quieter than the more famous basilica. there is a square in front of the church with lots of stands.

3. Sala das Promessas

Avenida Doutor Julio Prestes | Subsolo - Satuário Nacional de Nossa Senhora Aparecida, Aparecida, State of Sao Paulo 12570-000, Brazil Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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4.5 based on 792 reviews

Sala das Promessas

Reviewed By Rodrigo X - São Paulo, São Paulo, BrazilSão Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Feel the energy of this room

If you come to visit Aparecida, you must come to this room. It a place under the church, with a great energy, you will see pictures of people, and things that people left there to thanks the grace achieved. Must see !!!

4. Capela das Velas

Avenida Doutor Julio Prestes | Santuário Nacional de Aparecida, Aparecida, State of Sao Paulo 12570-000, Brazil Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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4.5 based on 519 reviews

Capela das Velas

Reviewed By Stevanus S

Excellent Solemn and Prayerful Place!

Any Catholics who visits the Basilica are really encouraged to stop by with a candle (available for purchase there) or two and offer up prayers/wishes. It was a very solemn and prayerful place, with a cross hanging in the middle and thousands of candles l

5. Bontur - Bondinhos Aereos

Avenida Doutor Julio Prestes | Ponte Alta, Aparecida, State of Sao Paulo 12570-000, Brazil Transportation, Tramways
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4.5 based on 895 reviews

Bontur - Bondinhos Aereos

Reviewed By Rodrigo X - São Paulo, São Paulo, BrazilSão Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

You cant loose !!!

The best ride that you gonna take. The lift is around 5 minutes - and it comes from the Church to the top of a Hill in front of the church - spectacular view.

6. Memorial da Devocao Nossa Senhora Aparecida

Avenida Doutor Julio Prestes | Ponte Alta, Aparecida, State of Sao Paulo 12570-000, Brazil Museums, Specialty Museums
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4.5 based on 580 reviews

Memorial da Devocao Nossa Senhora Aparecida

Reviewed By Sim0naVAL - Prague, Czech RepublicPrague, Czech Republic

So so....

It is very small museum with mainly saint statuette and some archeological things. All legends are in Portugese so if you can´t speak it won´t give you any info ....

7. Passarela da Fe

Avenida Doutor Julio Prestes | Basílica de Nossa Senhora Aparecida, Aparecida, State of Sao Paulo 12570-000, Brazil Sights & Landmarks, Bridges, Sacred & Religious Sites
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4.5 based on 626 reviews

Passarela da Fe

Reviewed By 7rodrigo - Rio de Janeiro, RJRio de Janeiro, RJ

Very Nice!

This passage is very high and has a great view from the Basilica. From here you can to the old Basilica. This is very nice walking.

8. Mirante da Torre da Basilica

Avenida Doutor Julio Prestes | Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida, Aparecida, State of Sao Paulo 12570-000, Brazil Sights & Landmarks, Lookouts
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4.5 based on 158 reviews

Mirante da Torre da Basilica

Reviewed By uesleisantos - Taubate, SPTaubate, SP

Mirante da torre da basílica de Aparecida

O mirante e museu da basílica de Aparecida fica ao redor da basílica e bem fácil de chegar, pois é bem sinalizado.Paga-se para entrar, preço bom o combo mirante e museu.A vista é linda da cidade e do fundo do vale, rio Paraíba e da basílica.Sobe-se de ele

9. Morro do Cruzeiro

Rodovia Presidente Dutra SP-062 | Bairro Santa Rita, Aparecida, State of Sao Paulo 12570-000, Brazil Sights & Landmarks, Sacred & Religious Sites
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4.5 based on 249 reviews

Morro do Cruzeiro

Reviewed By uesleisantos - Taubate, SPTaubate, SP

Bela paisagem e local de oração

O morro do Cruzeiro é um dos pontos mais altos da cidade e pode -se chegar através do bondinho ou a pé fazendo a peregrinação.Vale a pena subir de bondinho e descer a pé, acompanhando os pontos de parada de oração.Por ser alto, a vista da basílica e da ci

10. Morro Do Presepio

Santuario Nacional De Nossa Senhora Aparecida, Aparecida, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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4.5 based on 450 reviews

Morro Do Presepio

Reviewed By Stevanus S

Worth the Visit, but Explanations of the Various Statues are Only in Portuguese

The small hill contains multiple statues depicting selected parts of Jesus's life. Believers are encouraged to take a walk to relive these parts, although the write-ups are in Portuguese. Otherwise a 15-to-30-minute walk to admire the worksmanship of the

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