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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
Phone Number: +55 (11) 3328-8799
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Historical Monastery, one of a kind

I kind of felt out of place since I came on a Sunday Late morning, and the stunning stain glass and the tall ceilings. its a truly impressive in central Sao Paulo.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

I kind of felt out of place since I came on a Sunday Late morning, and the stunning stain glass and the tall ceilings. its a truly impressive in central Sao Paulo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Located right downtown São Paulo. Beautiful architecture. No pictures or recording allowed inside. There is a mini store inside that you can buy blessed breads and cakes as well as religious jewellery. Lots of homeless people outside.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

It's a church. Very old, historically important church, but still that. Don't expect one of those european cathedrals or anything like that, it looks pretty basic, but they usually hold many nice cultural events on weekends, such as music performances and others. Right next to it there's a nice little exhibition on São Paulo's history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

is a nice architectural place to visit. It is also nice to observe how the several overlays of the city came along 500 years of History. São Paulo was a town first built in 'taipa di pilão' a old technique using pressed earth in a wood form. It needs big heat (roof) and hard boots (stone basement) so water would... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It is a very beautiful chuchu, with a lot of wonderful statues and vitrals. You have to take care because the chuchu is located in a dangerous place , but if you are careful it is a wonderful place to visit. Try to go on a Sunday morning to ear the Gregorian chanta by the benedictin priests.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Independent of beliefs this palce relfects the power of faith in a superior entity. A place where we feel connected with a strong peaceful sensation only possible to get in a holly place.

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Sao Paulo, SP
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Beautiful historical monastery in the center of Sao Paulo. Easy to reach, free, worth going on a Sunday morning to attend the catholic mass, and if lucky, the newly founded Choir of the Monastery that performs after the mass. On the side, a store to buy cakes and some sweeties made by the monks (rather expensive, but worth a try)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This is culture! This building is from the beginning of the century and still works fine. It worth to stop by and you can see a presentation of the monks around 4/5 pm. The oldest organ (kind of piano) in the south america is inside and works as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

It can be said that the historic site that houses the São Bento Monastery is the oldest of. The institution completed in 1998 its 4th. uninterrupted occupation centenary in the same place. It is worth remembering that the College Courtyard, founding landmark of the city, has undergone several transformations, and from 1765 to 1932, housed the Government Palace.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Mosteiro de Sao Bento is the most beautiful monastery in Sao Paulo. It is located in front of Sao Bento subway station. They also sell very good breads and sweets over there.

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Address: Largo De Sao Bento | Centro, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01029-010, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 (11) 3328-8799
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Sao Paulo (SP)  >  Sao Paulo>  > Centro

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Centro
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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