Listed by IPHAN, its construction dates to the 17th century. This church’s colonial architecture includes an image carved in soapstone, credited to Aleijadinho. Inside you will find a high altar with the gold laminate wood image of São Francisco Xavier and a baptismal font made by indigenous people. Outside there is a sundial facing the spring with the emblem of the Jesuits, a wooden cross and a bell from the same period. At the bottom of the hill, you can still see a land measurement device from 1727, with inscriptions and emblems made by the Jesuits, which marked the São Francisco farm territory.

Address: Avenida Quintino Bocaiúva, s/nº – São Francisco, Niterói

Phone: 2711-1670

From Tuesday to Sunday – From 6:30am to 6pm

Monday from 6:30am to 12pm.

Niterói Bus Lines: 17, 32, 33

Rio/Niterói Bus Lines: 704D, 709D, 750D, 760D

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