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Catedral da Se de Sao Paulo

Address: Praca da Se, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Private Tour: São Paulo City Sightseeing
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Ranked #52 of 269 Attractions in Sao Paulo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

One of the few things worth visting in Sao Paulo. Do not expect too much of it :) . The square in from is nice too

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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Its a case of the rough with the smooth. The cathedral is a youngster compared with our European examples but still impresses with its size and architecture. A bit more peaceful than outside and we did get a very nice burst of organ while there. Travel by the excellent though usually crowded metro to Se station, taking the correct exit,... More 

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Bytom, Poland
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87 reviews 87 reviews
78 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

If you want pretty photos of Sao Paulo, the square in front of the cathedral is your place! It's beautiful! Marvellous. With all these palm trees.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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530 reviews 530 reviews
342 attraction reviews
308 helpful votes 308 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

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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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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
19 helpful votes 19 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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169 reviews 169 reviews
41 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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