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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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TripAdvisor
  • The climb is exhausting but worth it. The view from up there is simply spectacular. A must!!!!!
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  • This church has the history of Olinda, located in the more high of the morro. The building is iconic and well deserves to be tour with attention. One side has a terrace where the best of the city you can see: an incredible view!
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  • beautiful place, with typical food and craft stalls. varying value to all pockets, in this same place there is bars for those who want to do something more strengthened and admire the views with more comfort. love this place the landscape is wonderful! nominate at all.
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  • linda!!!!
  • Muito linda!!
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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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