We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!