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Basilica de Sao Bento

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Address: Rua de S. Bento, s/n | Centro, Olinda, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
Phone Number: (81) 3316-3290
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Century 18 church, magnificent! Inside you can appreciate it´s beautiful altar. Perfect for a walk through town center and pass by the church. It is in an area with restaurants... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2015
Guatemala City, Guatemala

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Century 18 church, magnificent! Inside you can appreciate it´s beautiful altar. Perfect for a walk through town center and pass by the church. It is in an area with restaurants around. In the same area, there are also other churches to visit.

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Historical church in a beautiful setting, perched above the Recife beach it is in the area of Olinda.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

One of the oldest churches in the Western Hemisphere! Beautiful! To me it was amazing to see the old construction, the location, why they built there...the entire experience was great! Lovely little town!

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Huntington, New York
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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.

1 Thank chelchica
Poughkeepsie, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 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.

Thank Gypsgris
Dublin, Ireland
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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.

1 Thank Bozeman-Dublin

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