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Basilica de Sao Bento

Rua de S. Bento, s/n | Centro, Olinda, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
(81) 3316-3290
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Ranked #2 of 32 Attractions in Olinda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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90 reviews 90 reviews
46 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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166 reviews 166 reviews
62 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 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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