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Catedral da Se de Sao Paulo

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Address: Praca da Se, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Largest cathedral in South America

Quite an eye catcher with very good ambience. A must visit for a down town visitor in Sao Paulo. Besides the usual saints and angels, the interior of the church is decorated with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very beautiful whatsoever dangerous area. Not indicated go at night or alone. Church is amazing! Great place to go by day

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Quite an eye catcher with very good ambience. A must visit for a down town visitor in Sao Paulo. Besides the usual saints and angels, the interior of the church is decorated with stained glass windows, marble, sculpted Brazilian produce such as coffee branches, exotic fruits, and native animals.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in São Paulo's "downtown" area it's a must see for anyone interested in historical sites. The Cathedral was built in 67, but it's designed to look like a Gothic Church. It's located exactly in the center of the city, there's even a "mark" where you can take pictures. Inside you can take a tour on the cathedral's mausoleum or... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very classical cathedral Inside there is nothing particular. San Beneto is nicer Outside is original with the lane of palm trees

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Magnificent architecture...The church is huge from within. Me and my husband spent a good half n hour exploring and praying in the church. Each and every window, arch, idols are worth watching. It's a beautiful, peaceful church in the very busy Sao Paulo city. I thing is that you will find a lot of homeless around. But nothing to be... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

If u liked the duomo of milan or Firenze, u will like this one. This church has brazilian animals in its decoration

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Beautiful neo gothic church with mosaics. We heard the organ from outside and rushed in to hear Mass. Just beautiful. Be aware of your surroundings at all times in this part of the city. Daylight visits are best. We also saw their elaborate nativity scene!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

As I live in SP this is a place I heve been once and due to the nearby condition I recommend just for historic places seek visitors.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

You can know it better by opting for freewalkingtour. Then you can go on your own. THere are many places you can visit which are in 1 KM to this place

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

This is indeed an important landmark in the city. The building is beautiful, although it was build on the last century.There is a huge amount of homeless people lying on the staircase in front of the entrance, but they are harmless, most of the time. I do not advise you to flash your phone or camera in the area, though.... More 

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Se
Sé, which derives its name from Sé Square, is a central neighbourhood in historic São Paulo. Close by, the Law School, the Museum of the Court of Justice and the Metropolitan Cathedral offer inspiring architecture. If you are looking for cultural activities, head to Caixa Cultural and check the schedule. In the area there is a popular pedestrian street called “Rua Direita”, one of the first streets in the region, which today marks the crowded perimeter. Sé is a great area to explore during daytime, but use caution if visiting alone at night.
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