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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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  • And a beautiful view. The Church is very beautiful! Don't let go!! Nice and cute! Boring and the staff who is hitting you when you arrive to Park!!!
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  • Is majestic, despite still undergoing renovations. The rich details and your grandeur thrill. On Sundays, like all Benedictine Church, the Church is enriched with Gregorian chant.
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  • As well as many churches scattered around the State of Pernambuco, especially the central areas, this is a show, beautiful to see. I'm in love with this type of architecture, inside then it is a show. Full of detail and gold calls quite the attention of visitors. NOTE: in many you can't take picture (especially the older ones) and at all in a hat.
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