Santuario Nossa Senhora do Rocio, Paranagua

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Situated on a historic site two centuries old, Santuario Nossa Senhora do Rocio is a major place of worship for devout Christians living in this region. A small church was built here in 1813, with the sanctuary added in 1920. Both are dedicated to Our Lady of Rocio, the patron saint of Parana. Devotion to Our Lady of Rocio began as early as the 17th century, when the area was hard hit by an epidemic of plague. Legend has it that a miraculous image of this virgin saint, capable of healing the sick, was caught in a fisherman’s net. Today, the church features several sacred images of Our Lady of Rocio and holds a festival in her honor each year in November. Using our custom trip planner, Paranagua attractions like Santuario Nossa Senhora do Rocio can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • That cool coincidentally went to Paranaguá well at the party dedicated to Nuestra Señora del Rocio in the first week of November. Too bad we couldn't arrive in time to participate in the mass. The party is huge there, Park tents with coconut candy, churros, crepes and pastries. I missed the typical food of the region. Looks like an exhibition. With tents and costume jewelry, pen drives to the mountains and a mega structure for shows. That event.
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  • During the month of November this place enough to receive more than 500,000 people in one of the most beautiful Festivals where pilgrims express your Faith and Gratitude the mother of Jesus. It is situated in front of the baia de Paranaguá, where poor fishermen found the statue of our Lady of Rocío. A place of peace and Devotion. It is worth visiting. The feast day is November 15 with a procession to the Cathedral and on 16 day happens another huge procession from the Cathedral to the sanctuary of Nuestra Señora del Rocio. A huge and beautiful expression of faith in a mystical place.
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  • The Nossa Senhora de Alwis offers wonderful masses, is where in November we celebrate the feast of Nuestra Señora del Rocio, several missionaries from various places are received in the city of Paranaguá for the traditional festival. The Church is beautiful, Thursday is celebrated the mass of the blessed, excites everyone!
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  • I visited this place during carnival festival on november.At that time there were plenty of activities going on. Nice place to hang around with family
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  • Shrine of the patron saint of Paraná. Must-see for tourist Catholic who travels to Paranaguá. Beautiful Church, an oval Chapel right in front of the same. ATTENTION: This church is in the historic centre of Paranaguá, is distant to a 3 km., is more or less close to the port. Behind the bus terminal of Paranaguá, this lies in the historic centre, or in the Terminal of Paranaguá, you take the circular dogs and ask the driver to drop you off as close as possible to the Sanctuary of the Rocio. On the way back you take the same bus at the same point you stepped off. It is worth visiting. Consult timetables of the bus on the Rocio Road.
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  • Good beautiful
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  • Excellent sanctuary for spiritual moment with God and Nuestra Señora del Rocio. The masses of the Blessed Sacrament the farm fairs is wonderful.
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