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Convent of Sao Francisco

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Address: Rua Sao Francisco, 280 - Olinda | Olinda, Recife, State of Pernambuco 53120-070, Brazil
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(81) 3429-0517

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Not to be missed in Olinda.....

This convent is lovely to visit.... the art from the colonial period is amazing: blue tile, courtyards, paintings on the ceiling. It would be nice to have a guide to give you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 June 2016
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Macomb, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

This convent is lovely to visit.... the art from the colonial period is amazing: blue tile, courtyards, paintings on the ceiling. It would be nice to have a guide to give you important details of the place.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

Dating from the 16th century, San Francisco Convent has a living community of Franciscans, and is probably the highlight of Olinda. Its baroque carvings, its paintings and murals, the blue Portuguese tiles and decorations are impressive – if a little tired. The church and sacristy have richly carved woodwork, and note above your head, all the way to the ceiling.... More 

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