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Nice tour at your own pace.

Very interesting convent. No guide spoke english but some of the panels were in english. The... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2017
Interlaken, Switzerland
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Beautiful Monastery, Tile Murals Exceptional

What a treat! Highly recommend accepting the offer of a guide for a "contribution," it made the... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2017
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17 Dec 2017
“Nice tour at your own pace. ”
15 Jun 2017
“Beautiful Monastery, Tile Murals Exceptional”
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Rua de S. Francisco, 280 | Centro, Olinda, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Very interesting convent. No guide spoke english but some of the panels were in english. The azuelos are worth a visit.

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Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

What a treat! Highly recommend accepting the offer of a guide for a "contribution," it made the visit very interesting as I learned about the biblical stories. The monastery has seen better days but it really was a memorable visit.

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Reviewed 30 August 2015

Olinda's population is about 400,000 people with 22 churches - the oldest from the 15th century. The Hill in which most of the churches located have few unique reason to visit: awesome Olinda and its surrounding view, shore view etc., the churches around and beautiful...More

Thank Klomek
Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

We went to S. Francisco as part of the guided tour of the old town. This convent is very well preserved, contains rich Portuguese tiles and has a magical atmosphere. It closes at 12:00 and costs just 2 R$.

Thank Louis_ph
Reviewed 20 June 2015

A charming convent in Olinda, with beautiful interior and lovely outdoor spaces. Definitely worth the very small entrance fee.

Thank Eloweazle
Reviewed 7 June 2015

Lacking support for the visitors and poor maintenance. Go for a quick visit while in Olinda, but don't expect much

Thank marcelo401
Reviewed 16 April 2015

The Convento has wonderful walls covered of old blue tiles with beautiful patterns which make the visit worthy.

Thank lprocopio
Reviewed 12 January 2015

Of all the churches in Olinda, this was our favourite. Definitely worth venturing to and having a look around - largely well preserved and really beautiful. The cloisters were fantastic (worth having a guide book that explains all the various art and stories contained in...More

Thank JevonAbraham
Reviewed 8 January 2015

A guided tour is available ( guide not associated with the convent) for a full run down on the history and quirky details of the convent/ Franciscan Monk residence.

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Reviewed 11 December 2014

Nice spot for a walking tour of Olinda. But then simply walking about Olinda is a great day out. Beats the hell out of a stay in Recife! I was there pre Carnival so the party atmosphere was just beginning. Great town.

Thank Tony_le_Blanc
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