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Address: Ladeira da Se, s/n - Olinda, Recife, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
Phone Number: (81) 3271-4270
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Stunning church

Really beatiful architecture. Right in the heart of Olinda, nice artesan market near by with good prices. A must see together with Sao Bento

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia
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91 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really beatiful architecture. Right in the heart of Olinda, nice artesan market near by with good prices. A must see together with Sao Bento

Thank Tahititim
Los Angeles, California
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

I took the bus from Recife to Olinda. A fluent English speaking lady at the Olinda Tourist office provided me with a map and tips. No need of a guide. The road to the Cathedral has many attractive old colonial buildings. The church is well maintained over the years and it deserves a visit. Panoramic vistas for the hungry photographer.... More 

Thank chandana_silva
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Olinda is the ancient capital of Brazil, but is now only a sleepy suburb of the bustling city of Recife. Maybe that is why the Cathedral has little stature anymore. Very simple, both inside and outside. What is beautiful is the view from the back of the Cathedral which is perched high on the hill. The city beneath unfolds itself,... More 

Thank Con-Mara
Palm Coast, Florida
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204 reviews
117 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

Olinda is a very old and historic city. You will see lots of beautiful places, churches, craft stores and much more interesting things. The Se church is located on a very strategic place. The view from there is fantastic. You will see Where Recife city meets Olinda city and also the inlet where the river meets the ocean. On the... More 

Thank MariaCFC
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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170 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Don't miss the opportunity to visit Olinda. There is a lot to see and theis Church is located in up of a hill with an incredible view and also an incredible church with a lot of arts to be seen inside it ! It was recently restored!

Vienna, Austria
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66 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Great view from the water tower of Olinda where we had to pay a small amount of money to be taken up to the top with the lift to enjoy the great panoramic view of Olinda and Recife

Thank Gold_keys_62
Valinhos, SP
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685 reviews
225 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Simple, old and beautiful church, in the upper area of Olinda. Masses and celebrations are still running in this place.

Thank BrazilianSky
Scottsdale AZ
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

This is a fantastic spot to snack on the local cuisine and to shop for handmade souvenirs. Must eats: tapioca and acaraje

Thank CamillaScottsdaleAZ
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44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Small church but nicely ornate. Worth seeing for sure if you're in the area. We missed the views but enjoyed the coolness and the interior.

Thank CannockFrodo
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The church itself is so simplistic you'll have a hard time wondering why all the fuss about it. Go for the beautiful sea views from the garden and mostly the surroundings of the plaza, with a colorful fair , people watching, etc...

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