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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 #11 of 450 attractions in Sao Paulo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This monastery in one of the best places to visit when in Sao Paulo. Try to attend the mass on Sundays at 10:00am with the Gregorian chants. A unique experience.

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Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Very nice monastery in downtown Sao Paulo. Very easy access from metro. Went to mass here on Sunday morning. Couldn't find the bakery :( which is meant to be really nice. Worth a visit.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Mosteiro de São Bento (St Benedict's Monastery) in downtown Sao Paulo is a most beautiful and historic place near Catedral da Sé in the heart of old Sao Paulo. You can visit the site, attend Mass, hear the gregorian choir and still have the opportunity to visit and shop not only religious items but also bread, cookies,and cakes at its... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This place is amazing! !~ Although photos is not allowed within the church but it's a beautiful place one should not missed! It's amazingly beautiful in the church.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This monastery ist (one of) the oldest churches in Sao Paulo, from the XVII century. It has a gorgeous church, recently renewed, where you can daily listen to the gregorian choir and mass. Don't miss it! There is also a famous bakery, where you can purchase breads, cookies and cakes baked by the monks. The items are a little pricey,... More

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São Paulo, Brasil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It is a great relegious site for visiting, but if you are an aspiring foodie, you cannot miss this spot for the cakes they bake! Entering the monastery, on your left hand, there is a small shop of religious artifacts and the cakes. They have several types, including a "sampler" with small versions of the full menu - at least... More

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Sao Paulo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This place is a interesting attraction in Sao Paulo. Its is in downtown,close the cathedral which you also must visit.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you're downtown in Sao Paulo, don't miss this church. It was rebuilt in Norman style around the turn of the XX century on the site of the very old benedictine church from the XVI-XVII century.The tombs of some of Sao Paulo founders are in their crypt. The church is very beautiful, painted in a style that reminds me of... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This ancient church is importat for the sacred history of this city. They have gregorian priests singing, the mos valuable and preserved organ which could be played in this city. Important events and sometimes dinners happen here.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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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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