Convento de Sao Francisco, Olinda

4.6
#4 of 12 in Historic Sites in Olinda
The most impressive characteristic of the Convento de Sao Francisco is its extensive inner decorations. All surfaces inside, including walls, pillars, vaults, and ceilings, are covered by golden sculptured gilt woodwork and paintings. The altar is decorated with golden birds and angels, and the vaults of the aisles are covered by wooden panels with paintings. The lower parts of main chapel walls are covered by blue-white tile panels that depict the scenes of the life of St.Francis of Assisi. The panels are imported from Portugal and the church is considered the most complete example of Baroque gilt woodwork art. Add Convento de Sao Francisco and other attractions to your Olinda trip itinerary using our Olinda trip maker tool .
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  • Beautiful church and monastery attached to Olinda, a delightful town with colorful colonial-era cottages. The convent is decorated with beautiful azulejis depicting historical events. Stylish, delicious cloister.
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  • For those who like sacred art this visit and without a shadow of doubt a spectacle the part. And a spectacular place in terms of sacred art.
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  • Beautiful cloister. like traveling back in time.
  • The country's first Franciscan convent is beautiful and marked by history. But it needs care and attention from people. We traveled to see the Portuguese tile when we have an important collection right here. The maintenance of this collection depends also on us, the value we give and our visits. Here's the reflection.
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