Nossa Senhora de Monte Serrat - Santos, Brazil
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
S 23° 56.378 W 046° 19.804
23K E 364645 N 7351819
Quick Description: Small chapel on the hightest point in Santos.
Location: Brazil
Date Posted: 2/29/2008 4:37:10 PM
Waymark Code: WM39B1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
In 1589,during his visit to Sao Vicente village, the governor of Sao Paulo, Dom Francisco de Souza climed Monte Serrat hill and amazed by its beauty, ordered the construction of a church there. The chapel was built arounf 1600. In 1614, when the village was being attacked by pirates, the village people climed the mountain and used the church as shelted. A landslide killed some or the pirates and made the remaining ones flee. The village people thought the landslide was caused by Our lady of Monte Serrat.

Currently the church is still in use. To get there you can either climb 400 step (for free) or take the funicular (R$15)
Type of Church: Church

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Date of organization: 01/01/1589

Date of building construction: 01/01/1608

Archdiocese: Sao Paulo

Diocese: Santos

Monte Serrat
Santos, SP Brazil

Dominant Architectural Style: Not listed

Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Not listed

Relvant Web Site: Not listed

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