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Nossa Senhora do Rosário

Nossa Senhora do Rosário Church (Rua Banana, Cidade Velha, Santiago) –this is the oldest colonial church in the world – built in 1493. This building was built in Manueline Gothic style, it was austere and simple, both outside and inside. This church was also used for the burial of local noblemen. This church is still well-preserved, because this island became a sleepy Portuguese outpost after its importance decreased from the late 18th century onward.