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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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Absolutely beautiful church, located in the heart of Sao Paulo. It's right outside of the Sao Bento metro stop, which makes it very easy to get to. They have a gift shop where... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Absolutely beautiful church, located in the heart of Sao Paulo. It's right outside of the Sao Bento metro stop, which makes it very easy to get to. They have a gift shop where you're able to purchase the breads and sweets that the monks make, along with other items from monasteries around Brazil. Their Sunday mass at 10:00am allows you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

If you like Gregorian chants, you can attend the mass on Sundays at 10 am. The church is beautiful and peaceful. The monastery building is very beautiful and you can feel the tradition during the Mass. After the Mass, the monks sell home made bread. Yummy!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Within the less than spectacular city centre, somewhat decrepit and dirty, with a good population of beggars and hawkers by daylight, the Mosteiro is a working traditional place of worship, a historical and architectural city icon.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Mosteiro Sao Bento belongs to Order of Saint Benedict. This means a lot of monks and heavy church regalia. It is situated in the center of the city and in this church you can see a slice of the Sao Paulo population from bankers coming from the nearby stock market to street merchants selling copies of whatever you want made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

It is beautiful, it is totally different to any other Latin America chruch, it has a pastry store that sells what the monks produce, try pao de Mel is the greatest sweet.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

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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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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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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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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