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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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  • The culture and architecture in Olinda are amazing things. You need to enjoy each place in detail.
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  • The Church in addition to beautiful has a wonderful view. After climbing a slope you'll find several attractions such as fairs, shops is more in front of the beautiful church with its beautiful view.
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  • Super nominate who goes to Olinda, the Church is beautiful and a lesson in history and art. Have a beautiful vision of Recife and Olinda
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  • Beautiful church! Full of magic and history. Safety pin!
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  • You have a very nice view from up here. The Church is nothing special, like many in Brazil.
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