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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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View it from the water tower of Olinda

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Vienna, Austria
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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

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Valinhos, SP
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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.

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Scottsdale AZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

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

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cannock
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43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 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.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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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Vinhedo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

To Understand part of Brazilian history we should visit all churches n Recife. It is really enriching to our culture. The overview is awesome and you see a lot of art in the church. It is sad about preservation.

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This church is interesting, but very small. If you are driving all the way from Recife to visit this church, you may be surprised that there is really not much to see once you arrive. But the nearby view of the city and charming neighborhoods will make it worth your while.

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Madona, Latvia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

place is enchanting, but maintanance is the downside - many kids insit on offering their guide service, it could eventually get on your nerves (don't even touch them, you could end up in jail)

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

There is a bit of a climb up to the church but its definitely worth it! The views are incredible of the whole area. The actual church isn't one of the more spectacular ones of Olinda but is still worth a look and a walk around. Go to the bar in front of the car park for a cold beverage... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

The church itself on the outside is in need of a bit of cleaning to keep it looking nice. It's part of the very easy tour to walk around the different churches in Olinda though so worth passing by. It's further up the hill as well so you get some nice views of Olinda which has some nice greenery and... More 

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