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The Old Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro dedicated to Our Lady of Mount Carmel, ( Portuguese full name -  Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte do Carmo da antiga Se ), one of the most important historical buildings in the city, is an old Carmelite church which served as cathedral ( Se ) of Rio de Janeiro from around 1808 until 1976. During the 19th century, it was also used as Royal and Imperial chapel by the Portuguese and Brazilian royal families. It is located in the Praca XV square, in downtown Rio.