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Igreja da Se (do Salvador), Olinda

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Church Tourist Spot
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 Church of São Salvador do Mundo-the Cathedral Church is a jewel of architecture, has rich altars and a breathtaking view of the visitors!
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  • One word: spectacular!! Worth visiting! We did the tour with the Ana Guide! Extremely polite, helpful and knowledgeable of local history. My tip is to hire a guide. She showed us the place where the Pope stayed, the Observatory, the sacristy, what is original and what is not ... anyway, visit Olinda is essential for anyone who is in the region.
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  • In addition to all beauty and culture gained in this walk, the view is simply amazing, a must for visiting Olinda.
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  • Vista and most beautiful interior I've ever seen
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  • Very beautiful place, but poor infrastructure.
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  • I will come for holidays for this I am curious to know about the place
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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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In keeping with the city's quaint heritage and architecture, most of the accommodations in Olinda are small, family-run inns or private rentals. This generally keeps prices low, with plenty of budget options available, although during carnival time expect to pay triple the usual rate on almost any inn or hotel in town. The old-town neighborhood of Carmo, with its proximity to many of the best attractions in Olinda, offers by far the highest concentration of places to stay and allows you to immerse yourself in the charming surroundings. Look along the city's northern coast to find several good beachside hotels where you can relax and find easy access to the water.
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