Capela de Sao Benedito

Capela de Sao Benedito, Tamandare: Hours, Address, Capela de Sao Benedito Reviews: 4.5/5

Capela de Sao Benedito
4.5
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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The Sao Benedito Chapel, also known as Igrejinha dos Carneiros, was built in the mid-18th century by the Viscount of Rio Formoso, one of the first owners of Carneiros Beach. The last major reform of the Chapel took place between 1999-2001, and was promoted by its current owner, Zaldo Rocha Filho, heir and grandson of Rosalvo Ramos Rocha. At that time a semicircular frontal terrace was raised preventing the advance of the sea. Roof, floor, lighting, everything has been replaced or restored, but always preserving the Chapel’s original architecture. To this day Zaldo maintains, conserves and restores the Chapel with his own resources, through the Church’s rental for weddings and baptisms. With these same resources, coming from the chapel rents, the owner also promotes social actions through donations to various institutions, including Father Enzo Institute, NACC (Support Center for Children with Cancer), IMIP (Medical Philanthropic Organization),and the Catholic Parish of Tamandare City.
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,618 contributions
Jun. 2018 • Friends
At the end of "Praia dos Carneiros", in the Southern coast of Pernambuco State, you will find a small and beautiful baroque chapel! This is the 18th century's "Capela de São Benedito": a high-end wedding destination! Although related to the Catholic church, it is private and opens only for ceremonies previously arranged with its management. On holiday months, there are reports of queues for pictures. Last June, we found no queues and pictures were easily taken, but the church was obviously closed. Enjoy!
Written 24 October 2018
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Diogo M
Sao Paulo, SP32 contributions
Sep. 2018 • Couples
Prefer visit this place from Monday to Thursday.
There's a long line to take a simple picture. Beautiful chappel close to the seashore.
Written 17 September 2018
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Jonathan L
Hong Kong Island, China240 contributions
Mar. 2017 • Couples
The true highlight was the beach of Carneiros, but the chapel is a nice addition. No longer an active chapel but one can get married there for a R$15.000 donation.
Written 1 March 2017
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Isabella K
20 contributions
Dec. 2016 • Couples
you can take a walk from carneiros to get there, check out for flood, recommend rather to walk in the morning. attracts a lot of tourists after 11am when the cruises and private tours start.
Written 5 January 2017
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Capela de Sao Benedito is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm