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Church and Monastery of Sao Bento, Olinda

(4.7/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • This well-preserved tourist attraction, for those who like to visit churches, the monastery is a good thing.
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  • We went on Sunday service the 10:00 and we were delighted with the choir of Benedictine monks. The Church is beautiful, well cared for and carries a very interesting story. Recommend a visit.
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  • It is a beautiful church, with the monastery to the side, still see traces of the fire that hit him. It is part of the story. But when we went was closed.
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  • Sensacional. Beleza rara.
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