The Igreja de NS da Corrente, completed in 1765, has some fine Portuguese azulejos (tiles), painted in green, purple and gold – colors rarely seen in Brazil, or Portugal for that matter. The Lemos family were big benefactors of the church (their family seal is marked on the floor) and abolitionists; slaves fled to the church for protection – some were even hidden behind panels of the church walls.
Igreja de NS da Corrente
Nearby Alagoas attractions
1. Museu do Paço Imperial
Occupying the top floor of a house Dom Pedro II once slept in, the Museu do Paço Imperial displays lamps, portraits, furniture and elegant finery from the…
2. Igreja de São Gonçalo Garcia
The Igreja de São Gonçalo Garcia was built at the end of the 18th century. The small oratório (Praça Barão de Penedo) is where the condemned spent their…
3. Convento de São Francisco e Igreja NS dos Anjos
The Convento de São Francisco e Igreja NS dos Anjos was under construction for nearly 100 years before its completion in 1759, and is considered the…
4. Igreja NS do Rosário dos Pretos
The Igreja NS do Rosário dos Pretos is a beautiful cathedral uphill from the river built by slaves.