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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  • Hotspot for those visiting Olinda and Recife, has a gazebo on the outer side that has the most beautiful panoramic view of Reef, an altar covered in gold and Rico in pieces of art, I recommend.
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  • Well I went in two times the Church was closed. During the day you have several craft stalls and the sight of the tall is beautiful, but I liked to go any night besides having various tents with varieties of food is more beautiful still
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  • The magnificent Church, the altar is the only one that still preserves your Baroque decoration and is in good condition. You can see the tall City via Belvedere da Sé.
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