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Mosteiro De Sao Bento

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Address: Largo De Sao Bento | Centro, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01029-010, Brazil
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Must go - have brunch on alternate Sundays

Awesome architecture, on alternate Sundays it servers a brunch, one of the most famous in São Paulo and a hard to make a reservation. The brunch it is only possible through... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Glaucio M
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Awesome architecture, on alternate Sundays it servers a brunch, one of the most famous in São Paulo and a hard to make a reservation. The brunch it is only possible through reservation, program in a advance. During the brunch you have tour through the place a must go.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful church with a Gothic style. It's a wonderful and quite and peaceful place. It's in the middle of downtown.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recommend to have a coffee break during a visit in down town. It is a quiet and peaceful place to rest. At noon the monks sing in the nice catholic church.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Go by taxi . The monks sang wonderful 12.00at noon time and end of the day. In case you have the opportunity ask for a visit to the monastery the we can visit. Beautiful catholic church. The place around is interest but take your with you wallet / handbag.

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There was limited time whet the church opened. It was closed at my fist visit. Interesting to see the old churches in between the modern huge building. I have not seen the chance to get into the monastery, but my Portuguese is poor or even not exist. Next to that there is a nice view about the city, close to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

It has a shop were you can buy cakes and sweets made by the monks, as well as other items such as books, chains, etc.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

So we went because they have really cheap things around but I did not like it at all , it is really dangerous , a lot of homeless people around , the church is kind of pretty at the outside and the palms around it look like coyoacan but the ambiance is horrible . Do not go not worth it... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

This is one of the icons of the city of São Paulo, with great historical importance, since it was founded in the late sixteenth century Located in the historical heart of São Paulo, it houses other than the Monastery, a College and also a bakery that sells cakes and breads prepared by the monks according to ancient recipes. It is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

See a mass celebrated in this church is a real time machine. It makes you travel back in time. As least I felt like in the medival times when the priests started to sing the gregorian musics. Worth every second spend there. A must see in Sao Paulo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Mosteiro de Sao Bento is worth to visit. It is in the middle of the center so you will not miss it. When we visit the church, there was a communion. I walked with the people to the priest and they allowed it.

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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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