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Mosteiro De Sao Bento

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Address: Largo De Sao Bento | Centro, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01029-010, Brazil
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In the midst of mega-city a feeling of old Europe

I recommend to go during the virada cultural or on concert days since the acoustic is pretty good and the serene and dark architecture makes you feel like you travelled to some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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São Paulo, SP

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recommend to go during the virada cultural or on concert days since the acoustic is pretty good and the serene and dark architecture makes you feel like you travelled to some ancient church in Europe rather than downtown São Paulo. The pastry shop at the entrance has some delicious goodies but given the prices, I see that even clerics... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The "mosteiro" it's just opened at morning... if you to Sunday morning you can watch a gregorian music (and it's amazing) ! It's very near for São Bento subway ! But the places all round it's very ugly !!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful church inside with a nice surprise...a little shop that sells yummy bread and other pastries. Highly recomended.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It once was a beautiful and striking construction, but now lies in the shadow of huge buildings around it. Right beside a subway station. Pope John Paul II was a guest there, for the catholic visitors. Once a month there is a huge (pretty expensive too) brunch (last Sunday of the month, I think) which you have to buy tickets... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We saw a music presentation there. It was a Christmas Camerata of some famous classical composers like Vivaldi. It was really great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

It is a must go and enjoy the beauty of the Gregorian Chant, one can never feel so close to God than listening to the joyful music.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

São Paulo has some of the most beautiful churches. The paintings in this church are very dark giving the feeling of peace and quiet.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Great chuch to listen to the singing but you must go at least an hour before if you want to sit down . The inside of the church is outstanding.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

It's located in middle of downtown SP and it's open to the public. Inside you will see a lot of fine detail of sculptures and arts of Saints and Jesus. Once you visit the place, check out the tall white building adjacent to Sao Bento to see the rooftop view of downtown Sao Paulo.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Peaceful, beautiful, with a cake shop with priest made cakes and bread. On Sundays gregorian chanting at 10. Arrive early.

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To truly know São Paulo, you have to start at the old center, full of history and landmarks with stories to tell. Get a taste of local food at the Municipal Market, and if you are brave enough, head to the crowded shopping street “25 de março” for cheap deals on a wide assortment of items. Beautiful buildings in this area include the Post Office Building, Luz Station, Pagé Gallery, Pateo do Colegio and the iconic “Viaduto do Chá”. If you find yourself amazed by the local language, the Museum of Portuguese Language is the place to go. Cultural centers, like Banco do Brasil’s, also offer a variety of entertainment options. Finally, if you fancy watching a Gregorian mass with organ music, stop by São Bento Monastery on a Sunday morning.
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