Convento do Carmo - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
S 22° 54.215 W 043° 10.505
23K E 687175 N 7465993
Quick Description: Historic convent in Rio, now a museum.
Location: Brazil
Date Posted: 6/8/2008 2:19:21 PM
Waymark Code: WM3Z1Z
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 23

Long Description:
The convent was built in 1619 by Carmelites. When the royal family arrived, the convent was taken over for use by Maria I of Portugal. In 1810, the royal library was installed in the convent's basement. In 1906 the convent got and face lift. It's currently used by the Universidade Cândido Mendes as a museum.
Full name of the abbey/monastery/convent: Convento do Carmo

Rua Primeiro de Marco
Rio de Janeiro, RJ Brazil

Religious affiliation: Catholic

Date founded/constructed: 1619

Status of Use: Converted to Other Use

Web Site: Not listed

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