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Convento de Sao Francisco, Olinda

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Religious Site
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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  • Visit to be made with a lot of calm, to have opportunity to observe every detail of this jewel. Tiles of the season retained local and well taken care of! Detail: R$ 2.00 entry in April 2017.
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  • The location is very nice, but unfortunately lack decorum of visitors when visiting Churches and places linked to religion.
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  • I have a memory of Olinda which hardly comes out of my mind. The colors of its houses, the Latin American dance school, the smile of the people. Of the monuments visited what more surprises with its beauty and charm is the convent of San Francesco. Its courtyards with spectacular views on particular views of Olinda and Recife city in the distance. The old furniture and especially the azulejos that reign supreme in several rooms of the convent. In some indoor gardens or in the cloister is such silence that you are pressured to meditation.
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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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