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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 preserved church with a beautiful view to the sea. It's worth a stroll to her and check out this wealth of Catholicism!
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  • The location of this imposing edifice is first rate, with drop-dead gorgeous views over the bay and most of Olinda looking toward Recife, a mere 6km away. What makes this Church interesting is not the...  more »
  • The historic church counts a little bit of Portuguese colonization around 1530. Has been reformed a few times, but is still unique pieces.
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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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