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Convento de Sao Francisco, Olinda

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The most impressive characteristic of the Convento de Sao Francisco is its extensive inner decorations. All surfaces inside, including walls, pillars, vaults, and ceilings, are covered by golden sculptured gilt woodwork and paintings. The altar is decorated with golden birds and angels, and the vaults of the aisles are covered by wooden panels with paintings. The lower parts of main chapel walls are covered by blue-white tile panels that depict the scenes of the life of St.Francis of Assisi. The panels are imported from Portugal and the church is considered the most complete example of Baroque gilt woodwork art. A visit to Convento de Sao Francisco represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Olinda tour planner to plot your vacation.
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  • The convent of San Francisco was the most beautiful place that I visited in Olinda. I was recently and was open to the public. The chapels and sacred art objects are spectacular. A magical place and amazing with an indescribable energy. Recommend and plan to go back soon.
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  • The place was closed. So look out. The place needs reforms, it seems abandoned. Baroque architecture, with Portuguese tiles.
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  • The Church is filled with altars and paintings of beauty without equal, large main hall and stunning architectural details.
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  • Adoro este lugar
  • Beautiful and interesting. Olinda is beautiful!
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  • Gostei! Recomendo!
  • Muito bonita.
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