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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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  • This church and very interesting, if you like that kind of tourism, visit convent and Church is what won't lack in Olinda.mas really are beautiful.
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  • As there are not many information about visitation schedules, simply couldn't enter and observe the altar of near. We stayed at the door and looked at the altar. :(
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  • Oldest Benedictine brazilian Church. High altar in Baroque style was already exposed in the famous Guggenheim Museum of New York City for 8 months
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