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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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  • CONVENTO DE SÃO FRANCISCO - Ladeira de São Francisco 280 Lunes a Sábados from 9 to 12 pm and from 14 to 17 pm built in 1585 is the first establishment of the Franciscan order built in the Brazil. The set of buildings, all of Baroque architecture, includes the Church of Na. Ms. das Neves, the chapel of São Roque (the oldest of the third order Secular of the Brazil), the chapel of Santa Ana and the sacristy. Draw attention to the works of sizes of ceiling and paintings from the 18TH century and the Portuguese tiles with scenes from the life of Jesus and Sta Ana, his mother. The chapel of the convent is part of the first church designed before the partial fire caused by the Dutch in 1631. Here ran the first public library of Pernambuco. The front has elements that are not seen in other temples of the region such as its input and its distinctive dome at the front of the complex there is a large stone cross, taken from reefs
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  • Very interesting place, still used as residences of Franciscans. The interior has several different halls. Some of them decorated with stunning Portuguese tiles. It is notable, however, the lack of funding for maintenance of a place this size. Many tiles are broken, for example. The textual information is good, but improvised on posters. Would be spectacular if it had the attention of the public authorities. How can you not have, cause melancholy. But it sure is worth the visit and the modest 2 reais to help keep that still stands.
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  • One of the most beautiful places of Olinda, although of course, needed more conservation. You just have to look at the hours that is open, because it closes at various times and days. Have to pay but it's cheap. Lots of history and interesting objects.
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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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