Church and Monastery of Sao Bento, Olinda

4.7
Church · Tourist Spot
Within this peaceful sanctuary, you will find a magnificent altar standing 14 m (46 ft) tall. Made from gilded, carved cedar, it is considered one of the finest examples of Baroque art and has been exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum. Now returned to the church, you can marvel at its opulence in its spiritual home. Among other significant features of Church and Monastery of Sao Bento, you will see the only mezzanine floor in Olinda, dating back to the colonial times, and the original location of the first Faculty of Law in Brazil, in the building to the left of the church. The monks who live in the monastery sing Gregorian chants. Discover how to plan a Olinda trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • This beautiful complex of Church and Monastery is in excellent condition and it is part of the monuments in Olinda included in the UNESCO World Heritage list since 1982 ! The interior is dazzling...  more »
  • Olinda is just great to wander around churches and there is more than one all can be accessed by walking which is great mornings are best due to the heat in the afternoon  more »

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