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Se Cathedral

Ladeira da Se, s/n - Olinda, Recife, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
(81) 3271-4270
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Ranked #10 of 134 attractions in Recife
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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201 reviews 201 reviews
76 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 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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137 reviews 137 reviews
124 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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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Goiania, GO
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129 reviews 129 reviews
94 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

The church itself is not so interesting. It's small and being repaired now, but the view from there is amazing. Beautiful landscape.

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Brazil
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

A nice view, very pleasant with a lot of small shops around with artcrafts and tipical foods.

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Byron Bay
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446 reviews 446 reviews
238 attraction reviews
316 helpful votes 316 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

A nice old church on the hill of Olinda, with lots of gold plating on the alter and the various frames around the walls. A large stone plaza graces the front entrance. Note that this church has only one steeple, reason being that taxes were only payable to Vatican once the church building was completed.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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66 reviews 66 reviews
41 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

Very old and beautiful church. What an amazing view to the city of Olinda from there!

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Basking Ridge, NJ
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56 reviews 56 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

It's oddly enough located very near bars and other tourists vending spots. At night, the lights make it a bit garish, but definitely is interesting place to visit.

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