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Igreja Sao Francisco

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Gorgeous

The building is not especially impressive from the outside but there is grandness inside, despite... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
karen h
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calgary
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Beautifull Cathedral

It is a nice Cathedral to visit in Joao Pessola. It is locate in the old center of town. The... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2018
Luis C
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Homestead, Florida
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Ladeira Sao Francisco, Joao Pessoa, State of Paraiba 58010-630, Brazil
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Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

The building is not especially impressive from the outside but there is grandness inside, despite the limited refurbishing that has been done. Unfortunately, there is not much written information provided in English to explain the history and various artifacts associated with this place. Concerts are...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2018

It is a nice Cathedral to visit in Joao Pessola. It is locate in the old center of town. The admission in only 6 reales and includes a 40 minutes guide tour.

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

This complex of churchs have an amazing history and you can feel the power of Catholic Church here in South America. The paintings are amazing and you can feel energy of monks in the place.

Thank Decio S
Reviewed 12 March 2018

This early colonial era church offers numerous features not found in most churches, such as tiled walls, and frescoes including blacks (representing slaves who helped build the church). The guided tour was led by a local who was well informed and quite animated. A great...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

The four of us took a guided tour, in Portuguese, but with a leaflet in English. Guide excellent and gave me time to translate. The whole building is intriguing, atmospheric and immensely impresssive.

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Reviewed 2 May 2017

That is an old church with wonderful histories, myths, popular culture, and religion. It is a great experience to know more about local culture and information, which are out of the books.

Thank Son M
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

The old church is very beautiful and interesting. The ticket costs USD 2, and includes a guide (but I guess he doesn't speak English). I would like to see a better lighting and a better layout for the pieces.

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Reviewed 21 July 2016

Historical church in JP. A must see if you are in the city. Beautiful church with lots of history and a small museum. Highly recommended.

Thank J M
Reviewed 29 June 2016

The place is pleasure e easy to arrive there. The arquitheture is old. The visits begin at 8 o clock and finish at 17 o'clock

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Reviewed 28 June 2016

Many history you see in that place, and if you have a guide (free in the place) is a very good entermaiment.

Thank Valmir A
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