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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Fort Worth, Texas
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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.

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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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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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