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Rua de Sao Bento s/n, Olinda, State of Pernambuco 53020-080, Brazil
(81) 3429-3288
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Reviewed 22 October 2018

Olinda is just great to wander around churches and there is more than one all can be accessed by walking which is great mornings are best due to the heat in the afternoon

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Hilton D
Reviewed 18 October 2018

At the end of the Rua de Sào Bento in the Varadouro quarter of Olinda one will find the big complex of the 'Mosteiro de Sào Bento' with the comparatively not very big church in its right hand corner and with just one small tower....More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank saronic
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Beatiful scenario with detail in Gold and the father praying durinho the visit. If you Go to Olinda must pass in this place.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank fabiomramos23
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Planned visit to Olinda and had the church on our most see. Decorations inside where nice, but church was very small. Visit did not take more than 10 min. Beggars at entry and annoying people wanting to do guided tours. Noting for kids.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank blaabjerge
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Each of Olindas churches has amazing stories to tell, linking past and present. This Church has an amazing peacefull atmosphere and the golden decor is a jaw dropping, i just love it

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank RobsonM63
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

The church and convent in Olinda is well preserved and boasts a very beautiful altar with lots of detailed ornaments bathing in gold.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

Nice church with a specificity : when you enter there, turn back and over look on the 2nd level...You'll see the Christ on the cross like he is showing you his back, quite unusual but has its explanation : he was there for the slaves...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

This church is not very pretty outside but it is very very pretty inside. For my surprise the bells still work and actually they were ring the bells while I was there and there was also a service going on while I was visiting this...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank MariaCFC
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We are two Canadians who are not religious, but happened to be visiting Olinda on a Sunday and were told it was worth attending a service at the monastery to hear the music. The music (Gregorian chanting) was beautiful, but the acoustics were not as...More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank 660Travels
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Stopped by this small church on a tour. Beautiful alter with interesting history. Worth a look if in the area

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank DeborahandAndy
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