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Basilica de Sao Bento

Address: Rua de S. Bento, s/n | Centro, Olinda, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
Phone Number: (81) 3316-3290
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Ranked #2 of 25 Attractions in Olinda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Huntington, New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We read that there were Gregorian chants during the evening mass on Sundays and that there were liqours and sweets served by the priests. Either of these would have been awesome, there were neither. But the church is pretty and old. The mass was a basic one.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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120 reviews 120 reviews
58 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This large church has the famous gold covered wooden altar. It is pretty overwhelming! If Sao Francisco impresses by its intimacy, Sao Bento impresses by its grandeur.

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Dublin, Ireland
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172 reviews 172 reviews
64 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Beautiful old colonnial Portuguese Church in the heart of the Old Town. Gorgeous place to go and sit and at mass on a Sunday there is nice singing/chanting from the monks. Lovely.

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