|Igarassu is one of Brazil’s oldest settlements, located in the island of Itamaraca (“rock that sings” in Tupi-Guarany language) and is full of rich cultural heritage, including the oldest church in Brazil, which dates back to 1535.
The Itamaraca Island is connected to the continent by a bridge, and a short trip there will take you to an enchanting paradise of warm, calm ocean waters and coconut tree forests. One of the singular beauties of the island was already featured here, when our family took a boat trip into the mangrove scenario…
The Lima-Miranda family is curious and adventurous: in one single day, we visited the city of Igarassu, and its famous church, the original Dutch Fort (“Fort Orange”), and had time and energy to spend through the intriguing branches of mangrove trees, covered with budding oysters and fresh water crabs! All this is described throughout the blog – if one’s got time and interest to search for! 😮
Today, I’m sharing the images of the Church of Saints Cosme and Damião, built in 1535, in the city of Igarassu, Pernambuco is Brazil’s oldest church (Roman Catholic):
Touring the city of Igarassu, home of Brazil’s oldest church (circa 1535).
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I agree with Find Focus – ditto everything. What an interesting life you are loving and sharing. Thank you!
Thank you so much for that! Life can be interesting and full – it depends on the way we decide to see it – and appreciate it! Cheers and wishes for a peaceful year of 2012! 😮
Beautiful, I love the row of little houses.
Thank you, Gilly! The whole town is like that… very colonial. The first Portuguese settlements were very colorful. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!
Love the white washed walls of the church with the brown windows and doors…
It does feel like the houses, front walls are framed, right? Everything seems to be hand-designed… 😮
This church looks beautiful! Lovely pictures of your family – I particularly like the one of your two kiddies standing right inside doorway of that HUGE door! : ) Great composition!
Thank you for sharing your impressions! I love trying different settings, ideas, angles, scenarios… Taking family pics is always challenging! 😮 Cheers from Brazil!