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Se Cathedral

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Ladeira da SE s/n | Carmo, Olinda, State of Pernambuco 53120-101, Brazil
(81) 3271-4270
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Reviewed 9 February 2019

While touring the historical center with the tourist minibus ( more a Jeep type of vehicle) , we made a stop at the Cathedral to take some pictures of the great views offered at this location . The Cathedral is part of the buildings included...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank belleretraite
Reviewed 3 February 2019 via mobile

The cathedral in itself is nothing spectacular, but the view from the balcony at the back is quite good, and very rewarding after having walked uphill through town to get there. It costs two reais to get in, and a guide will try to get...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MsRosenkilde
Reviewed 5 November 2018

At the top of a hill (named "Alto da Sé"), stands Olinda's first and oldest church. A church with so many different names: "Catedral da Sé", "Igreja da Sé", "Igreja do Alto da Sé" and "Igreja de São Salvador do Mundo" (Our Lord the Savior...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank LuizDutraNeto
Reviewed 19 October 2018

In importance the 'Catedral Metropolitana Sào Salvador do Mundo' comes first of all churches in Olinda, but maybe not in beauty, where there is strong competition - for example in the Basilica de Sào Bento. The cathedral's buiilding in a mixture of renaissance and baroque...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank saronic
Reviewed 22 August 2018

We arrived at around 6.30pm and the monks were singing as part of their evening service. We went into the church and listened. A lovely experience.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Brian R
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Our driver dropped us off at this place with wonderful views. There where many tourists and locals selling artwork etc. worth the climb :-)

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank blaabjerge
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Beautiful Portuguese colonial architecture, with a great view of Olinda, Recife, and the ocean. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank kccarlson
Reviewed 16 November 2017

You cannot miss this 'cathedral' when you visit the historical center of Alto da Se in 'O Linda' (how beautiful). The church is rather small and the interior looks sober and ready for some renovation. There is a kind of 'terrace' next to the church...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Guy9120
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Olinda, the original capital of Pernambuco, is a National Heritage Site perhaps best known for its authentically quaint streets and gorgeous views across the bay to nearby Recife. Sitting at the highest point is the Cathedral Alto da Se, whose façade was lovingly restored in...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 17 March 2017

The top of the cathedral provides wonderful views of the coastline- on the right we saw the built up beach area of Recife and on the left the less developed beautiful natural areas. Well worth a visit!

Date of experience: March 2017
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8 December 2018|
Response from Gilmar S | Reviewed this property |
Mass on Sundays, it takes place at 9:00. Good luck
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