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New Jerusalem Theater

Spanning 24 acres, New Jerusalem Theater seems more like a medieval castle than a performance space. Yet each year, this massive open-air theater puts its gigantic space to use for a roving portrayal of the Passion of Christ.

2.2 miles of walls and 70 towers flank the outer perimeter of the New Jerusalem Theater making it by far the largest open-air theater in the entire world. The first passion play in the town took place in 1951, and was comprised only of a few family and friends playing all of the roles. But everything changed in 1963, when the townspeople began constructing a replica Jerusalem in a dusty region of Brejo da Madre de Deus.


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