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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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  • You can't visit anything else in Olinda. The city is full of street vendors who do not expect even you get out of the car. Everything is ruined and decayed. Don't waste time going to Olinda. See on the internet what you want to see for the city tourist is over.
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  • Has a great view and the Cathedral is opened without charging entrance. For who's going to walk, you have to get prepared to face a beautiful slope
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  • Very nice. There are that go early because close to the 11:30. Many guides try to get money for display.
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Google
  • 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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