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Monastery of Sao Bento, Joao Pessoa

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Religious Site Architectural Building
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. Use our Joao Pessoa trip itinerary builder to visit Monastery of Sao Bento on your trip to Joao Pessoa, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The monastery of Sao Bento is one of the best examples of ecclesiastical architecture from the seventeenth century at Joao Pessoa, presenting austere forms according to the Order.to which it belonged.  more »
  • Go! It disentangle take too long and you'll travel over hundreds of years of Brazilian history. I've fine at night and as there was a wedding it became very unusual but extraordinary beautiful!!!!  more »
  • Great place to meet peace and calm. Location to purify your heart and to pray for human concourse. yyyyyy uuuuuuu eeegtt  more »
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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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  • 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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  • Nice place
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  • In the middle of the working day was closed the afternoon. According to information, a kid who opens the door to late hasn't been working. Is opening only in the morning. Regrettable.
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  • Another good place to meet.
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