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“Nice place to go just if you are nearby” 3 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
+55 (11) 3328-8799
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Ranked #9 of 298 Attractions in Sao Paulo
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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“Nice place to go just if you are nearby”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

The monastery São Bento is known for its grandeur and fame in central Sao Paulo. It has over 400 years of history. The monastery always had great influence in the city and was built Benedictine monastery. He has an impressive instrument and which is played on Sundays at 8:30 am and at 10:00 am, and this with Gregorian chant. Monday through Friday at 7 am he offers Gregorian chant and Saturdays only at 6am. The church is open to visitors Monday through Friday from 6am to 6pm (except Thursday which just reopened as of 11:30 am) and Saturdays and Sundays from 6-12am and 4-6pm. It's worth checking, but no guided tours and maybe be a problem for tourists who doesnt know Portuguese language, but it's worth the historic building.

Visited May 2012
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“Sao Paulo History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

This is a place that is part of Sao Paulo history with antique building. You can go to take a breakfast with bread cooked in the restaurant inside the building. Good one.

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“Great ceiling”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Loved the painted ceiling in the chapel. We didnt see anything but the church. Not sure if there is a tour but nothing in English indicated there was.one. Some impressive statues and quite a holy atmosphere which they protect by not allowing photos (found that out a bit late!)

Visited March 2013
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“Nice medium size church.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

Lovely church with beautiful stained glass windows. Next to it, the Monastety. Visit as part of the historic city center tour.

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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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