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The Pilgrimage to Aparecida

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In the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo, you’ll find the fertile valley of Paraibo do Sul. And within Paraibo do Sul is a municipality called Aparecida -a pretty popular place of pilgrimage. If you’re in Brazil and have nothing left to do, consider visiting this place.


Over 6 million pilgrims visit Aparecida annually to pay their respects to Our Lady of Aparecida, a local patron enshrined in the Basilica bearing the same name. For Brazilians, it is a hallowed ground treated with respect. Please do the same whilst inside the Basilica. Not the kind of travel destination you’re looking for? Visit http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20130719-forms-of-identification-marcello-arrambide for more suggestions.


If you’re looking for a different kind of fun in this city, there’s a theme park, aquarium, some parks and museums you can explore.