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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  • the monastery of são bento de Olinda is one of the most important of Brazil, including was where the first legal course of Brazil together with the monastery of são bento de são paulo. the Saint Benedict's monastery is the richest Church of olinda do not fail to meet.
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  • This church has a gold-plated altar! Very well preserved, has beside still the first Faculty of law of Brazil.
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  • the first discovery in Olinda. Place to visit and well preserved. South American candid air and great atmosphere
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