São Bento is just by the famous shopping are of 25 March and offers a calm oasis and place to reflect or pray tours are available if you want - it’s closed on Sunday except for 2 services a day open other daytime
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While in Sao Paulo I try not to miss even a brief visit to this stunning monastery. It is easy to get there by Subway. The monks meditative chants are a extraordinary experience of joy. The church was restored in the past years and has...More
This place is located right downtown in São Paulo . The gregoriana songs played by the monks are incredible and powerful . Strongly recommended if you have a time to visit ! Also they have a small bakery on the side of the church and...More
I studied at the school situated within the monastery, and had every opportunity to explore the place. There is a huge bell on top of the church, which is accessible. The Pope was lodged there by the occasion of his visit to Sao Paulo. There...More
This really is quite a surprise, as the outside of the church isn't very interesting, yet inside, it's got breathtaking decor, in a mix of modern styling and antiquity. Alas, photography is forbidden and strictly enforced, which is pointless as well as annoying.
I was so keen to visit but my business hosts were very insistent not to visit this area alone. The surrounding streets are full of homeless, drunk and drugged up loiterers. The parks and squares are dirty and all just feel dangerous. Especially if you...More
This place was a very nice surprise. I thought I wasn't going to be able to attend the mass on Sunday morning because my flight got delayed, however I was able to attend to one of the afternoon cults. So different how monks celebrate these...More
Visited the monastery on a Sunday morning, and was a bit let down with all of the garbage and people passed out in the park surrounding it. We had to step over 3-4 separate pools of vomit walking up to the monastery (must have been...More
If you like history is a good place to go. Represents the beginings of São Paulo City. I couldn't know the museum inside the old building but the restaurant - a good example of architectural retrofit - justify your visit.
This monastery is a piece of art where you rarely find something like this in this busy area. The floor, the ceiling, the walls, the altar and the domes keep calling visitors to have a second and third and tenth look at their beautiful art....More