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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
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.
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
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
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