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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  • A visit back to us at the time of colonization of Pernambuco. The altar is beautiful. With ceiling paintings of great value artisitico.
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  • 1599 monastery, situated in Olinda high, your inner decoration stands the magnificent high altar, cedar wood and fully gold-plated. Worth knowing.
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  • Church as another former. What draws attention is a Christ on the cross outside the altar major and back to the same. Meaning? I leave it to you to find out.
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  • Is the most sumptuous Church of Olinda and resembles the churches of Ouro Preto. The throwing style is Baroque, with carved Cedar walls and covered with gold, gorgeous ceiling panels. The biggest highlight is the immense altar mor all gold plated. The monastery is not open to the public but has an accessible area to have a little sight of him.
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  • Who's going in Olinda for the first time have to meet the Saint Benedict's monastery. The Church has a beautiful facade, but the most impressive is the altar rich in gold.
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  • It is a beautiful monastery. You can appreciate their beauty at the beginning of the ascent along the rua São Bento, since the building of the Town Hall.
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  • A work of art!
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  • Beautiful church, it's just not as big as the churches of Italy, the churches of Italy are the largest in the world.
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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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