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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. To visit Se Cathedral on your trip to Olinda, use our Olinda vacation planner.
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  • The churches of Olinda are amazing, and the Cathedral da Sé is located at the highest point of Olinda. The view of your wide is impressive.
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  • A visit that can not miss in your ride, the alto da sé is a place that gives you a beautiful view of the cities of olinda and recife.
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  • When all of your arrival in Pernambuco, Duarte Coelho Pereira [1] carried the Royal Charter of establishment of the parish of Saviour of the world, dated 5 October 1534, which was installed in the village by he founded "resulting in wider array and well provided of the colony". Is a very beautiful church internally and externally. One of the most prominent figures in the history of Pernambuco is buried in the Cathedral is our most charismatic Archbishop of Recife and Olinda Dom Helder Câmara. To enter in one of the courtyards of the Cathedral you foresee all the beauty of Recife and Olinda. It's a ride that becomes mandatory for all visitors of Pernambuco.
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  • linda!!!!
  • Muito linda!!
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  • 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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