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Convento de Sao Francisco

Rua de S. Francisco, 280 | Centro, Olinda, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
(81) 3429-0517
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Olinda's churches hill

Olinda's population is about 400,000 people with 22 churches - the oldest from the 15th century... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2015
Klomek
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Tenafly, New Jersey
The best of Olinda

We went to S. Francisco as part of the guided tour of the old town. This convent is very well... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2015
Louis_ph
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Brussels, Belgium
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  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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30 Aug 2015
“Olinda's churches hill”
21 Aug 2015
“The best of Olinda”
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Rua de S. Francisco, 280 | Centro, Olinda, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
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(81) 3429-0517

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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.

Thank Jerry F
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
Reviewed 1 December 2014

This is a working convent that does not charge admission to visit its public areas, but they accept donations, which seems only fair to us. You can visit the cloister and various rooms, which contain impressive tile work, ceiling art, baroque furniture, etc., all of...More

Thank chandulla
Reviewed 1 December 2014

There are many beautiful Portuguese blue tile mosaic walls in this convent in addition to some rather remarkable painted wood worked ceilings. You might have to pay a couple of Reals to walk around inside but it is money well spent.

Thank ajaceman
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Tiago B
Boa tarde, chegarei à Recife no dia 02 de Abril e irei direto para Olinda, quero conhecer locais religiosos da cidade . Então gostaria de saber se a igreja estará aberta nesse dia e se haverá missa e qual horário. Muito obrigado.
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Response from Da F | Reviewed this property |
Quando fui a Olinda a primeira coisa que fiz foi ir ao ponto de apoio ao turista e pegar o mapa da cidade para auxiliar, nem todas as igrejas estavam abertas e algumas estavam sendo restauradas.
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