Se Cathedral, Olinda

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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. Use our Olinda attractions planning site to visit Se Cathedral on your trip to Olinda, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The Cathedral Church is a tourist spot that can only meet in the passage for Olinda. In my research before the trip almost didn't see recommendations to meet the incredible view to the bottom of this church has. Seriously, yielded several gasps and amazing photos. If I could, I'd be sitting there on the short wall admiring that immensity of heaven. Sea Blue tone colors it was possible to register. Is not charged to perform's visit. Apart from the viewpoint of the water that I will report in another assessment. Gives there!
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  • The Church of San Salvador or the Alto da Sé Church is one of the first in Brazil, but it is shame to public authorities because there is no restoration. Sad to see a place so important so devalued. The courtyard of the Church have been one of the most beautiful views of Olinda. Recommend!
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  • And very beautiful Cathedral Church, impressive building in a place so loud and difficult to access, the altar is beautiful and have a beautiful view of Olinda and Recife. Well worth a visit only downside are the men who are giving tourists ahead and that come together to tell the story of the Church and then charge exorbitant amounts of tourists. When you get there don't fall in this chat guys. don't pay anything to carry out the visit.
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