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. Use our Joao Pessoa itinerary planner to add Cultural Center Sao Francisco and other attractions to your Joao Pessoa vacation plans.
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  • That is an old church with wonderful histories, myths, popular culture, and religion. It is a great experience to know more about local culture and information, which are out of the books.  more »
  • This is one of the most beautiful and old churches in Brazil's Northeast and my favorite in Paraíba. I always visit and love the place when it comes to weddings and other social events. The museum is ...  more »
  • Um pouco de historia, cultura e fatos interessantes. Um local que vale conhecer. Cobra um preço super barato para entrar no centro cultural. A few of history, culture and interesting facts. A place wo...  more »
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  • Um lugar histórico. Ponto de partida da cidade.
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  • Place for the tourist who need to know the history of the region and the country. The architecture is amazing, impossible not to be dazzled. Special mention to the inner Guide, who knows how to tell the story with large and small details. Not to be missed!
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  • Paintings and Baroque Arts q people know, a unique beauty was blown away, the side of JP outto wants few seek to know, worth meeting!
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  • Call for peace. Come ready to travel through time and wake up feeling simple and at the same time different. Practical and fast ride in history.
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