Igreja da Nossa Senhora do Populo, Benguela

#6 of 10 in Historic Sites in Angola
Important as a historical and architectural landmark, Igreja da Nossa Senhora do Populo dates back to the 17th century, when Benguela was still an important slave port on the Angolan coast. Built in the Baroque style, the church features two imposing towers facing the sea, a green front door, and windows with white details. Step inside to see the church's wooden pulpit, reportedly the only one in Angola built in the Rococo style. Add Igreja da Nossa Senhora do Populo and other attractions to your Benguela trip itinerary using our Benguela online visit planner .
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  • It is a historical monument. The towers are composed of two beautiful abobas. Is a must-see for visitors to Benguela.
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  • 17th century church was built with huge stones in Brazil that filled the holds of ships tumbeiros on your return to Angola, to give stability in high seas. Portuguese architecture, this church is equal to many others, but knowing the history, the Temple gets a special meaning.
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