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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. 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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  • Pretty simple, pretty much at the same time. Gave me a sense of inner peace too large. On the other hand is not essential visit.
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  • Very beautiful place that refers to the story of João Pessoa. The place transmits peace. The monastery is located in a region of preserving the culture of the city. All the buildings around are old. Worth knowing.
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  • Though impressive, the monastery of St. Benedict is a place little visited by tourists: the old centre of João Pessoa. For those who wish to know in addition to the beautiful beaches of the city, the monastery is an immersion in the history of the city, the third oldest of Brazil. The visits are quiet well, unfortunately the site is still little visited, and the guides are well trained to ensure a history lesson, didactic and humorous on stage where she was. Excellent choice of ride.
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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.