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Igreja da Se (do Salvador), Olinda

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Set against the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean and surrounded by palm trees, Igreja da Se (do Salvador) is a simple but imposing cathedral, originally built in 1537. The building has suffered much over the centuries, first at the hands of the weather, which rotted the original building materials, then at the hands of Dutch invaders, who used it as a stable, until finally the cathedral burned down in 1631. The iteration of the building you will find today is the fourth reconstruction since then, and it attempts to recreate the style of the original 16th-century building. Make Igreja da Se (do Salvador) a part of your Olinda vacation plans using our Olinda trip itinerary maker.
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  • Beautiful place of the wonderful view, the surroundings have fair of handicrafts and sellers of the finest coconut tapioca, cheese and condensed milk
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  • When you go to the top of the Cathedral at Olinda, between the Church and have the view from there! It's the most beautiful sight of all, with the best angle! Just stay tuned because the Church closes early (think before 5 pm). The Mister that takes care of there is already very old and can't afford to stay there a long time with the Church open. It is a church with a lot of history but that unfortunately you look abandoned. My advice is go to Olinda with guide, the story is very rich!
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  • To be located on the Hill, the view is very good. They come to see the skyscrapers of Recife in contrast with the red roofs of Olinda. You can visit inside.
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  • Beautiful church. Its inauguration was in 1540. Recommend a visit. In your interior is buried Dom Hélder Câmara.
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  • Linda Church in place with one of the most beautiful views of the city. View a Mime it is always an unforgettable experience!
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  • Without words ...
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  • Historical church. Very pretty. Beautiful view of Olinda.
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  • Church linda and her sight is wonderful
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