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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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  • One of the oldest churches of Olinda, a privileged view of the whole city of Olinda and Recife. In your external patio we can watch some capoeira tests on weekends. With mass on Sundays the 9:00 in the morning. One of the interesting things is that it was built around the year 1534 and destroyed by the Dutch in 1631 and rebuilt after the expulsion of the Dutch in the State. It is also the seat of the Archdiocese of Olinda and Recife. A fact that few know is that the name of the Church is the Cathedral Church and Yes our Lady of Fatima Parish. But popularly known as Church of the Sa or da Sé Cathedral.
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  • The Church is normal, but the view from the patio is awesome, you can see Reef, have crafts fairs around.
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  • The Church is very old, with its riches and details of the time of when it was built is worth visiting
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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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