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Sao Bento Monastery

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Address: Rua Dom Gerardo 40, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20090-030, Brazil
Phone Number: +55(21) 2206-8100
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Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
Description: Gregorian chants are performed on Sundays at this Benedictine complex...
Gregorian chants are performed on Sundays at this Benedictine complex, which was completed in 1641 and contains a spectacular church altar.
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Beautiful, peaceful and rich place..

This monastery is one of my favourite places to rest and pray, not only because of its beauty but also because of the peace we feel inside mainly duryng gregorian singing mass.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This monastery is one of my favourite places to rest and pray, not only because of its beauty but also because of the peace we feel inside mainly duryng gregorian singing mass.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I checked off a visit here on my first full day in the city. First things first: access here was difficult on multiple levels. Located in the northern part of the city center, one can take an elevator to the top or walk up a fairly winding driveway, neither of which are clearly marked. I had planned a 4PM visit... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The interior of this church is richly decorated in wood and gold although the place is under renovation at the moment, so probably best to give it a miss for a while. Lots of scaffolding inside the church.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is a wonderful site to visit in the city. Especa Ially on Sunday mess, when you will hear the monks choir singing gregorian chants. Wonderful altarpiece. Masterpiece.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

currently under maintenance. Serious work going on. Only book shop open. Normally a great place to visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

We were able to enter, but there was work taking place and a lot of the decorations were covered. There was so much golf leafing in the whole building and it was beautiful.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

As of 16 April, the interior is closed for renovation. While you can peak inside, you can't really see anything except scaffolding. May want to visit other sites until the renovation is farther along

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The "São Bento Monastery" has a special architeture, very beautiful. On sunday´s morning (at 10am) is possible to hear a service with gregorian musig from the Middle Age.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This church is amazing. It is beautiful to look at as it is all in gold, the place where it is located is fantastic, it has an amazing history.. and it is so peaceful, definitely a place to visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

if you like culture , this a fantastic place , at sundays ( you need to know the hour ) these fathers ( Beneditinos ) celebrate the Missa in Latin , you will find our biggest ÓRGÃO in Brasil !

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Additional Information about Sao Bento Monastery

Address: Address: Rua Dom Gerardo 40, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20090-030, Brazil
Phone Number: +55(21) 2206-8100
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Centro
Open Hours:
Monday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 11:00 am

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