Cultural Center Sao Francisco, Joao Pessoa

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Cultural Center Sao Francisco is located within a complex of religious buildings, including the Church of St. Francis, the Convent of St. Anthony, several smaller chapels, a cloister, and a fountain, which together constitute one of the most remarkable examples of Brazilian Baroque architecture. Inside the church, make sure to look up, as it features several magnificent painted ceilings, including the Glorification of the Franciscan Saints, which uses perspective to create the illusion of 3D depth. Many hours could be lost admiring the beautiful buildings alone, but today the cultural center is also home to a gallery-museum of folk art, a museum of sacred art pieces of various origins, the Stone Gallery--dedicated to the history of the buildings--, several exhibition and events spaces, a restoration center, and a library. Whether your interests are architecture, art, history, or religion, Cultural Center Sao Francisco is an essential visit if you are in João Pessoa. Plan to visit Cultural Center Sao Francisco during your Joao Pessoa vacation using our convenient Joao Pessoa tour planner.
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  • I enjoyed the tour, was famously reported the story. Has bathroom and cold water, worth the ticket. Has an exhibition of sculptures by various Brazilian artists, very interesting. I loved the sculpture "the hug". worth it, Yes!
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  • Beside the House, typical place that you question: I've been the world and don't know where I live. Visit and get your conclusions. My: one of msis beautiful I met
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  • I didn't like the visit to the Cultural Center of San Francisco. In addition to being paid visit, the facilities are not good.
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  • A walk for those who like sacred art or history. The site is an impressive architectural complex including former convent, Church, chapels and other spaces. The collection of sacred art pieces is rich and varied. Visits may only be performed with accompaniment of guides, but apparently there's always guides available, i.e. no one has to wait too long. Hopefully, soon, the Center can mount a souvenir shop-when you love a place, often want to go home with a nice souvenir.
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  • Fun guide and informed. Left the trip even more cool and amazing. It's a visit that's well worth going with the family. Values: R $6 (whole) and R $3 (half). Children up to 5 years do not pay.
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  • Loved the tour! Fine example of the history of the colony of Brazil. Pity that, like every historic site, is so poorly preserved. But it was interesting to see ceramic coatings on internal, external facades and walls. Settled there since the IDEs of 1700. Has tb a collection of paintings and sculptures from Gothic to the periods pre-modernist. Worth visiting!
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