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Address: Largo Sao Bento | Centro, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01029-010, Brazil
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Great Gothic Church

This church is one (if not the most) important church in São Paulo. Here is where the Pope stays when he is in Brazil. The decoration is Gothic and very well done.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This church is one (if not the most) important church in São Paulo. Here is where the Pope stays when he is in Brazil. The decoration is Gothic and very well done.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, I studied for 4 years (high School) belonging to this place. The architecture is beautiful and if you go on Sunday you may hear the Benedictine monks choral since this is a benedictine monastery. .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A short walk from other great sites. Neighborhood has other monuments and historic buildings. Cafe has nice food. Well worth a visit for Catholics and everyone else. Eric

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must go to Catholics because of the awesome masses, but anyone will enjoy the nice architecture and the good vibes that comes from this which is one of Paulistano's favourite places. If you need a miracle, this is the right place to ask for it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Working monastery beside the São Bento church. Don't miss the church-it's gorgeous inside! Pope Benedict stayed here during his visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

It is hard to describe how peaceful is this place amidst its busy neighborhood. The church is a piece of art lost in downtown Sao Paulo as it is one of the finest colonial churches in Brazil. The monastery has an excellent view over the city. Among its historic treasures are wood carvings and paintings. On Sundays the High Mass... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

Beautiful building in the middle of the homeless, what is currently a shame for sao paulo downtown ... hope it will change in the future

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

The beauty of this small Monastery is a well kept secret in the center of São Paulo. In the middle of the caos, this point of peace is like and oasis. Very well maintained, you can visit and even hear the Mass sang in Latin (check the schedules) or buy some bread made by the Priests.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

A amazing church to visit and buy special breads and cakes made by the monks. If you went there on Sundays at 10 a.m. you will hear them singing Gregorian chants during mass.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

It is located close to the underground at São Bento station. It has stunning architecture and is famous for Sunday mass at 10:00AM accompanied by Gregorian chant. After the mass, go to the bakery where the monks sells delicious breads.

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To truly know São Paulo, you have to start at the old center, full of history and landmarks with stories to tell. Get a taste of local food at the Municipal Market, and if you are brave enough, head to the crowded shopping street “25 de março” for cheap deals on a wide assortment of items. Beautiful buildings in this area include the Post Office Building, Luz Station, Pagé Gallery, Pateo do Colegio and the iconic “Viaduto do Chá”. If you find yourself amazed by the local language, the Museum of Portuguese Language is the place to go. Cultural centers, like Banco do Brasil’s, also offer a variety of entertainment options. Finally, if you fancy watching a Gregorian mass with organ music, stop by São Bento Monastery on a Sunday morning.
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