Basilic of Aparecida do Norte
by Paulo Carvalho
Located in the valley of the Paraíba River, in the East of the State of São Paulo, on Aparecida do Norte town, the "Our Lady of Conception Aparecida" is the second biggest Catholic Church in the world, 2 inch less than Saint Peter Basilic in Vatican City. It attracts millions of pilgrims from all corners of the country all year round. Brazil is the country with bigger number of catholic in the world.