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Capela Mayrink

Hidden high up in Tijuca Park is a 160 year-old chapel.

Capela Mayrink


Open Daily 9am-5pm

Estrada da Cascatinha, Arpoador

Nearby Stations
Car/taxi only

Built in 1850, Tijuca Forest's charming pink chapel is sadly today only full of replicas of the original artefacts that were once stolen, then recovered, and now find themselves better looked after in the Museu Nacional de Belas Artes. A triptych by Brazil's renowned Cândido Portinari does, however, remain. Its colour was designed to reflect the affluence of the family who had it built and today helps make it popular as a rather unique wedding venue 460m high up over Rio, as well as a charming curio in the middle of the forest.

Words by Time Out Rio de Janeiro editors


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