- Type: Attractions
- Localyte author: Lisa Schnittger
- The church was first owned by the Carmelites, who came to Rio in the end of 16th. century. They build a monastry beside. In 1808 D. João came to Brazil declaring that church as the catedral of Rio de Janeiro, because it was beside his residence the "Paço Imperial". The carmelites had to leave the monastry, who got the residence of Mary the first, the mother of D. João. After she died he was crowned as king of Portugal, Algarve and Brazil in that chruch. After the independence was declared in 7 of september 1822 by Pedro I, his son was crowned as Empire of Brazil and than in 1841 Pedro the first as he was only 14 years old. Resume: It is the only church in whole americas where 3 people where crowned: D. João as king of Portugal, Algarve and Brazil, Pedro I as the first "Imperador" of Brazil and PedroII.
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