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Convento de Sao Francisco, Olinda
(4.6/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
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 San Francisco convent and well maintained has a very old building but well cared for, pay to enter,
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  • One of the few attractions in that it is necessary to pay ($ 2.00), but it's worth it! Many literary works beautiful! Tiles, sculptures, construction ... is worth a lot!
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  • The convent is a paid attraction but it's cheap. Has several passages of Arts represented by Portuguese tiles that are not in great shape but allows you to view its importance.
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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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