Church and Monastery of Sao Bento, Olinda

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Within this peaceful sanctuary, you will find a magnificent altar standing 14 m (46 ft) tall. Made from gilded, carved cedar, it is considered one of the finest examples of Baroque art and has been exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum. Now returned to the church, you can marvel at its opulence in its spiritual home. Among other significant features of Church and Monastery of Sao Bento, you will see the only mezzanine floor in Olinda, dating back to the colonial times, and the original location of the first Faculty of Law in Brazil, in the building to the left of the church. The monks who live in the monastery sing Gregorian chants. Discover how to plan a Olinda trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • Church well kept, with a privileged location. Beautiful view of Recife. Good square tents to eat tapioca.
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  • The place is very nice, especially the funds, beautiful pictures. Many guides offer to accompany travelers and accounts on the local stories. see if it meets your trip before you let them proceed with you.
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  • This former Benedictine monastery was rebuilt after the Dutch invasion. Has a magnificent altarpiece, which has already been exposed in New York. The Church Bell has an extraordinary sonority. The best time to hear Gregorian chant is in praying of "Eve", the 17:00. There is less movement in the Church.
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  • It was and will continue to be, an experience more good q. Because leads us to God, both the environment as the celebrations and ceremonies. Q can I keep in the Pontifical Masses.
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  • Stunning inside, barely saved from the outside
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  • The Church is beautiful. Walking through this building was travel back in time and relive part of religiosity of the colonial period.
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  • A temple with an incredible story. Every detail has a why. Could be better care.
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In keeping with the city's quaint heritage and architecture, most of the accommodations in Olinda are small, family-run inns or private rentals. This generally keeps prices low, with plenty of budget options available, although during carnival time expect to pay triple the usual rate on almost any inn or hotel in town. The old-town neighborhood of Carmo, with its proximity to many of the best attractions in Olinda, offers by far the highest concentration of places to stay and allows you to immerse yourself in the charming surroundings. Look along the city's northern coast to find several good beachside hotels where you can relax and find easy access to the water.
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