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Se Cathedral, Olinda
(4.4/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web)
The stunning mix of Renaissance, Baroque, and Ionic architecture of Se Cathedral demonstrates why Olinda is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Inside, a guide will explain the rich history of the church while you examine the Portuguese decoration tiles, gilded alters, and painted panels. You will also see the tomb of Dom Hélder Câmara, the beloved former archbishop. From the top of the church's two towers, you get a wonderful view of Olinda, the ocean, and the port of Recife. Around the cathedral, you will find local artisans peddling their wares. Try the tapioca, a delicacy well loved by the locals. To visit Se Cathedral on your trip to Olinda, use our Olinda vacation planner.
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  • Very beautiful landscape. I liked the Organization towards the parking lot of the region (some years ago, when I was ... was very messy)
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  • The square in front of the Cathedral da Sé has the best Brazil tapioca. Is for the taste? No (tapioca is good, but there's nothing exceptional). What increments the spice is the stunning views, the postcard more characteristic of Olinda. If you visit Olinda between the months of January and February (before the Carnival), try to schedule the visit to city high in the afternoon early in the evening. This is because you can "bump" in an essay of street blocks (!?!) and enjoy a little of the Carnival of climate involves the slopes of Olinda.
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  • Magic place with various types of fun, the music of the drums of the craft shops and typical foods. beautiful landscapes and breath-taking rises in Olinda is always Carnival!.
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  • linda!!!!
  • Muito linda!!
  • Muito linda
  • 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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