Monastery of Sao Bento, Joao Pessoa

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Built in the 17th century by Benedictine monks, Monastery of Sao Bento is one of the oldest monasteries in the country, and one of the lucky few never to have been destroyed or damaged. Currently a World Heritage Site, the Baroque building is still home to a number of monks. These thick stone walls hide a long and rich history of the area, which you can explore on a guided tour. The center of local culture for many centuries, the monastery houses many religious paintings, woodwork made by the local slave population, items of worship brought from the Old World, and sacred texts dating back to the early days of Benedictine presence in the region. Behind the monastery is a large garden, the place of quiet contemplation for monks and visitors. To visit Monastery of Sao Bento on your holiday in Joao Pessoa, and find out what else Joao Pessoa has to offer, use our Joao Pessoa trip planner .
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  • The architectural ensemble shows us how Rico was the Baroque style. A work of art which houses other works of art.
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  • Rico location in the history of our Brazil .... full of works of art and valuable paintings. Worth knowing this story .... the guides are efficient and knowledgeable of details of the monastery ... ....
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  • The monastery of St. Benedict is a church of Baroque architecture, with internal structure very beautiful and preserved. The façade is also very beautiful. recommend the tour
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  • Architectural ensemble in Baroque style. Masses of Sec. the Sex. from 12:00 there are no masses in holidays, clean and quiet location, the street is quite safe with parking along the track.
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  • Very beautiful monastery, too bad I couldn't see inside because it was closed.
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  • Odd place.
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  • Be sure to meet this place around your homes with magnificent architecture, if you like old stories is very good to talk to the locals of the region.
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