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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. Put Church and Monastery of Sao Bento into our Olinda trip itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Olinda.
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  • Despite the architecture, the environments are very damaged requiring urgent restoration. Flash photography is not allowed inside the Church.
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  • I do not know inform where schedules is open, but a guided tour is worthwhile. The location is very nice.
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  • The Church, in spite of not being in the best conditions, is a great beauty the altar is all coated in gold and seems to have been restored. I had the pleasure of attending the Sunday service starting at 10:00, with the participation of a choir of monks, it was beautiful! Due to the operation of the Religious House, the monastery is not open to visitation because of the confinement system. On loginha next to the Church we can bring some memories of the place and help in the costs of the monastery.
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