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Catedral da Se de Sao Paulo

Praca da Se, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil
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$83*
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Private Tour: São Paulo City Sightseeing
78%
Ranked #61 of 298 Attractions in Sao Paulo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Bangkok, Thailand
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528 reviews 528 reviews
342 attraction reviews
302 helpful votes 302 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

I was not expecting to visit such an imposing cathedral before going to Brazil. It is as magnificent as some of its European counterparts. There are many beautiful churches in Brazil. But the Cathedral of Sao Paulo is in keeping with the dimension of this huge city. There is a pleasant alley fringed with tall palm trees in front of... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

If you are visiting São Paulo you must go to Catedral da Se, the 4th largest neo-gothic cathedral in the world. In front you will see the Mark zero of São Paulo.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Sao Paulo is not as interesting as Rio De Janeiro. This Cathedral is worth a visit if you happened to be in Sao Paulo. I didn't feel unsafe when I went there as "police visibility" was apparent.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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174 reviews 174 reviews
54 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The Sé cathedral is one of the most important landmarks in SP. Located in the city's downtown, its design was based on the Notre Dame of Paris, evidently gothic. Beware of the area sorrounding it, it is full of suspicious-looking and not-to-be-trusted people.

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Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
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39 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The church is built in neogothic style and as interesting as any such buildings. So if you look for architectrual Grandeur, dont't go. But if you are in the city-center, it might be a place to rest and foucs. Even though the doors are open and the sounds of the city make the cathedral not as calm as one might... More 

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Hermosillo, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

What a beauty in the historic Sao Paulo Downtown. It's a gem and a landmark very representative of this massive city. All this area is interesting but at the same time try to be always alert because there are thefts walking around looking for naive turists. Fortunately nothing happened to us but I suspect one of them was chasing us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It is nice to see that the cathedral is actually used for worship and that the parish is a community that makes visitors welcome. The music and liturgy are excellent and the participation of the people is uplifting. It is located right on a square Praca and so there are lots of people in its environs. Important shopping streets meet... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Loved that it was a free attraction. Beautiful cathedral, the details on the outside on the side (little frogs and lizards) were a cute thing to see on a church. Just a breathtaking experience. I went back three times during my visit. The only kind of downside is that there are a number of homeless people living outside the steps... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The cathedral itself is not bad per se but I might be biased after having seen those of Europe. If this is your first cathedral it may be nice but otherwise seeing the jaw-dropping European masterpieces will dilute your experience in Sampa. The catacombs are not open for visit and there is not much to see. The electronic candles were... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The architecture of this cathedral compares to those in Europe. It is a nice place to rest and feel at peace. Since it is a church you will find many beggars sitting on the stairs.

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