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Church of Nossa Senhora do Rosario

Date of Submission: 22/11/1996
Category: Cultural
Submitted by:
Ministerio da Cultura Instituto Nacional do Patrimonio Cultural
Coordinates: Province: Kwanza - Norte (North of the country) This church is placed in Kambambe
Ref.: 930

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This church is placed in Kambambe, Province of Kwanza Norte and it was built by order of the Governor Manuel Cerveira Pereira, in 1603. It is one of the most ancient churches, and its architectural conformation is similar to the Church of Muxima. It owned some slaves and was the religious local where the slaves were baptized with other names arising from the Factories (Feitorias) and from the captures made by the portugueses in the neighbour villages to be used as cheap man-power in the plantations and mines that the europeans had in american lands. It was classified as National Monument by the Provincial Decret n. 67, 30 of May of 1925. It is badly preserved. It is a state property and the responsibility for its maintenance and preservation concerns the Ministry of Culture.