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Convento de Sao Francisco, Olinda

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 260+ 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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  • We visited with accompaniment of a guide, it is interesting to know the history of the site, Inside there is a very nice Chapel, who admires old architecture. Portuguese tiles, beautiful sacred images and all still well maintained, only the building needs a restore so you don't lose such valuable history. ...
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  • The tour of the convent is very cool. Ideal for lovers of art, architecture and history. The building is well maintained.
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  • I really enjoyed visiting the convent of San Francisco, an environment in which you breathe spirituality and history.
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  • Beautiful and interesting. Olinda is beautiful!
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