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“No pictures allowed” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mosteiro De Sao Bento

Mosteiro De Sao Bento
Largo De Sao Bento | Centro, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01029-010, Brazil (Centro)
+55 (11) 3328-8799
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Ranked #8 of 534 things to do in Sao Paulo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“No pictures allowed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013 via mobile

I recommend seating down at one of the benches, and observing the many details the interior of this cathedral has to offer. Unfortunately, taking photos is not allowed.

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“Beautiful Basilica”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

I only had a small amount of time but enjoyed the brief visit to this nice basilica near the heart of downtown Sao Paulo/Old Town. Lovely mosaics, architecture, paintings and moldings.

Visited October 2012
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“Better than the Cathedral”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

We visited Mosteiro de Sao Bento a day after visiting the cathedral. We both agreed that Sao Bento was more beautiful and more interesting than the cathedral. Richly ornamented and painted - the walls, floors, ceilings - a work of art. This is a very active working church and you should recognize it as such - this is not a tourist church. There are no tourist materials; you will need to bring your own descriptions and history off the internet to appreciate what you are seeing.

Visited November 2012
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“Wonderful atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Very very beautiful atmosphere and it is sublime to listen to the Gregorian chants performed by the monks. They also sell delicious cakes.

Visited September 2012
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“monastery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

very nice monastery but only worth to visit if you are stroling through downtown são paulo. It is not far from the cathedral and the opera house

Visited August 2012
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