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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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  • Olinda, the original capital of Pernambuco, is a National Heritage Site perhaps best known for its authentically quaint streets and gorgeous views across the bay to nearby Recife. Sitting at the highe...  more »
  • 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 view from the top of the hill is beautiful, you can see the green around and the ocean and it feels very peaceful.  more »
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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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  • Olinda's historic tourist spot too.. 💕
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  • Beautiful and very calm.
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