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Monastery of Sao Bento, Joao Pessoa
(4.2/5 based on 240 reviews on the web)
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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  • Meet the Mosteiro de São Bento is a great opportunity to get to know a bit of history in a very interesting place. Recommend meet.
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  • A little history with its churches and a culture to enrich our soul, a walk for those who like history and art
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  • Some of the best tourist spots of jp, historical tourism that is located in the city center. inside the Church has a fantastic Museum and Web has other tourist points that can go on foot as the home of gunpowder.
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  • Em pleno dia útil estava fechado a tarde. Segundo informações, um menino que abre a porta a tarde não tem ido trabalhar. Está abrindo somente pela manhã. Lamentável.
  • Missa às 12h durante a semana
  • Ótimo lugar para conhecer
  • É bonito.