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Mosteiro De Sao Bento

Largo De Sao Bento | Centro, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01029-010, Brazil (Centro Historico)
+55 (11) 3328-8799
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Ranked #9 of 421 attractions in Sao Paulo
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
Traveler Description:  The Sao Bento Monastery was established in São Paulo in 1598, when there were only Jesuits and Carmelites, in the very same place where it remains... more »
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Sao Paulo, SP
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

In my opinion is the most beatiful church in São Paulo and is not because the ornaments and saints , I´m not a very religion person but the environment is magic plus you can see the priest and cloistress at the bakery. At the bakery you can buy the delicious Saõ Bento´s bread and hear the coral.

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Itatiba - SP
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7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

If you like history and you would like to see where the city started, then this place is mandatory. It doesn't take a long time to visit it and you can use the same day to see the surroundings.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

You can buy cookies and bread baked by the monks, on site, and "blessed" by the monks. By the way, the baked goods I bought were really good and reasonably priced

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

a beautiful church, the surroundings very peaceful and had all those dark wood crave out on the walls and ceiling..worth visiting if you are in Sao Paulo.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Its a good visit if you are in SP and have time to spare, is downtown, steps away from 25 de Marco street and the Central Market, and close to Luz train station and Julio Prestes Teathre.(you can visit all in one day). The problem here are the prices about the pastry delicatessen made from nuns (no costs there). An... More

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Brossard, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

One of the most beautiful church I have EVER visited. I received with my group a guided tour of the monastary by a monk. The passion and knowledge he had concerning the church was incredible and made the Church seem even more stunning. It is also a calm and beautiful place to pray.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

In the middle of São Paulo center, this church is an oasis of quietness and peace. Beautiful dark wook carve-out on the walls and ceiling, warm atmosphere. Avoid going by car, prefer the subway, the subway station is right in front of the church.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Beautiful church, try to catch the monks praying, it´s really nice and brought me such a peace! There´s a little store where they sell cakes and other things made by the monks, deliciousss!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Situated in downtown Sao Paulo, this beautifully restored monastery and church has a rich history and it is a must-see for any visitor to this busy metropolis. After visiting the church, take a moment to peruse the monastery's shop where you can buy some of their bakery goods.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Sunday morning is mass day but it also means brunch. Why not combining the two ideas and in addition take a walk in the historical center of the city and listen to the choir of monks? This is the program offered by the Monastery of São Bento. You will need to book in advance ... Months before!! But it's a... More

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