Shrine Of Our Lady Of Aparecida In Honor To The Blessed Virgin Mary – Day Trip

Shrine Of Our Lady Of Aparecida In Honor To The Blessed Virgin Mary – Day Trip

Don’t miss the chance to explore the largest Catholic temple in Brazil and the largest cathedral in the world, the Cathedral Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida. Millions of pilgrims from all parts of Brazil visit the shrine every year to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary and admire the monumental temple.

The shrine is located in the countryside about 2:00 h from the city of São Paulo accessible by car.

In order to welcome approximately 12 million pilgrims every year, the Sanctuary provides its devotees with an area of more than 1.3 million square meters, with about 143 thousand square meters of built-up area filled with a myriad of attractions.

The main reason for the visits are religious. Accompanied by a guide, visit the National Shrine, pass by the image of Our Lady Aparecida and exchange glances with her, participate in a Holy Mass, make requests, thank graces received, pay promises, appreciate craftsmanship, majestic forms and stained-glass windows.

Itinerary
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Stop At: São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil

Following pick-up at your hotel in São Paulo, we drive for 2 hours to the Shrine, located in the city of Aparecida in the state of São Paulo.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida, Avenida Doutor Julio Prestes s/n, Aparecida, State of Sao Paulo 12570-000 Brazil

The temple, the largest in the country, houses the 36 cm image of Our Lady of Aparecida.

The sanctuary is the largest in the world dedicated to Mather Mary. 12 million pilgrims pass through yearly, making it the main pilgrimage point in Brazil.

In addition to the image, the basilica has the chapel of the candles, where the devotees pray. Each weekend, up to 10 tons of paraffin are taken off from the place. In the Hall of Promises are thousands of objects and photographs of devotees who reported miracles.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Passarela da Fe, Avenida Doutor Julio Prestes Basílica de Nossa Senhora Aparecida, Aparecida, State of Sao Paulo 12570-000 Brazil

Footbridge of Faith

The structure is 392 meters long and reaches a height of 35 meters at its highest point, connects the National Sanctuary of Aparecida to the Old Basilica.

The footbridge is a traditional pilgrimage spot for pilgrims who many cross on their knees to pay promises made to Our Lady of Aparecida. The footbridge also offers a panoramic view of the largest Catholic temple in Brazil.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Matriz Basilica Nossa Senhora Aparecida, Praca Nossa Senhora Aparecida 313, Aparecida, State of Sao Paulo 12570-000 Brazil

Old Basilica

Known as Old Basilica, the church is in the downtown area of the city of Aparecida and used to be a meeting point for pilgrims before the construction of the National Sanctuary. The two churches are connected today by the footbridge of faith.

With works started in 1845 and completed in 1888, the church received the title of Basilica of Aparecida from the Vatican in 1908. In 1982, it was listed as a monument of historical, religious and architectural interest.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Teleférico, Rua Monte Carmelo, 41, centro, Aparecida SP, Aparecida - SP, 12570-000, Brazil

The cable car connects the National Sanctuary to Hill of the Santo Cruzeiro. On average about 2 thousand visitors per day rides on the cars.

The section covered by the cable car is approximately 1,170 meters long and 115 meter high passing over a major highway nearby.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Morro do Cruzeiro, Rodovia Presidente Dutra SP-062 Bairro Santa Rita, Aparecida, State of Sao Paulo 12570-000 Brazil

Hill of the Santo Cruzeiro is accessible by cable car. Devotees also climb the Morro do Cruzeiro in procession to remember the Way of the Cross. Along the way it has 14 stations that recall the last steps of Jesus Christ to the Calvary.

The hill is 900 meters long and 83 meters high.


Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil

After having such a spiritual day, we journey back to the city of São Paulo where the tour started. We’ll engage in a conversation about your interests and our expertise, whether that can be religion, or cultural history of the area. 

Duration: 2 hours



Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Infant seats available"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers"
"COVID-19 vaccination required for guides"
"REQUIREMENT FOR COVID-19 VACCINATION CERTIFICATE

It’s mandatory to present the "COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate" at for this activity. It's not allowed to enter the Sanctuary without the COVID certificate."



Duration: 10 Hours
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
PICK-UP INFORMATION:
• Wherever place you specify at the time of the booking. As it’s a private tour, you choose the best pick-up point that suits your needs as long as it's within the city of São Paulo limits or its greater area.
• We DO NOT do pick-ups in the countryside or coastal area of the state of São Paulo.
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DROP-OFF INSTRUCTIONS:
• Wherever place you specify at the time of the booking. As it’s a private tour, you choose the best drop-off point that suits your needs as long as it's within the city of São Paulo limits or its greater area.
• We DO NOT do drop-offs in the countryside or coastal area of the state of São Paulo.
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AIRPORTS ARRIVAL INSTRUCTIONS:
• Once you have arrived at the airport there will be a member of our staff waiting for you at the arrivals area holding a clear sign with your name on it, they will then escort you to your waiting private transfer vehicle.
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HOTEL PICK-UP INSTRUCTIONS:
• As soon as the driver or tour guide arrives at your hotel, they get the front desk
to call you in the room in case you are not at the lobby.

Airports

  • Guarulhos Intl Airport, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo Brazil
  • Congonhas Airport, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo Brazil



Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Included

  • Entrance fees.
  • Any address pick-up and drop-off are included like hotel or airport.
  • VAT, all taxes, handling charges, parking fees during stops, airport and port Greet & Meet services.
  • Private driver for groups bigger than 4 people. Otherwise, the guide drives the vehicle themselves.
  • Transport by fully-equipped vehicles.
  • Entry/Admission - National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida
  • Entry/Admission - Matriz Basilica Nossa Senhora Aparecida
  • Entry/Admission - Morro do Cruzeiro

Not Included

  • Meals and drinks.
  • Tips. (optional)
  • Entry/Admission - Teleférico

Facilities


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