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Reviewed December 11, 2018

Stunning church built some time back in 1910... Very peaceful place which is both a monastery and a church. They have a shop which sells delicious bread and other goodies made by the monks.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Maferdyahoo
Reviewed November 23, 2018

Sao Paulo is probably not the city of choice for visiting beautiful churches in Brazil, especially not - as in my case - after having come from the colonial towns of Ouro Preto, Olinda and Salvador and even from Brasilia with its superb avantgarde ecclesiastical...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

This is a must visit in The city, especially for religious people. It is an inspiring extraordinary piece of art and beauty. It has a nice store too.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

Don’t be fooled by the modest exterior. Inside it is absolutely beautiful, with very detailed and bright coloured art. Walls and ceiling in a neo-Romanesque style.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

The Mosterio is beautiful. It is in the downtown heart of Sao Paulo and it fills up for Easter services with people from all walks of life.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Sara G
Reviewed June 27, 2018

Mosteiro De Sao Bento is a monastery and church located in the city center of São Paulo, Brazil in Sao Bento area. Sao Bento Metro Station is just in front of the Church. This Monastery Church was originally established on 14 July 1598. The current...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed May 30, 2018

This building looks nice and old from the outside. Inside the church, there was a mass going on when I visited, so I stayed in the back. The interior looked fresh and new, somewhat disappointingly. In the flank to the left, one can peek into...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Reviewed May 27, 2018

Got to hear a Gregorian Chant inside the church while the inside of the church was very similar to others who liked to display their gold, while the beggars sat or lay around outside.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Who M
Reviewed March 5, 2018

This church has been built over the very first site where first portuguese catholic priests have arrived and where sao paulo was founded in 1527. Church is open for visiting and parts of the catholic school can also be visited in private free guided tours...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Habib65
Reviewed February 22, 2018

I have opportunity to visit such a great honer and really love it so much, will definitely visit again during summer time.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Gregorian Chant Mass (9 Replies)
Please will someone help with a confirmation of the time of the Gregorian Chant Mass in the Sao Paulo Basilica de San Bento Church on Sundays? It seems there is conflicting times all over the internet and chat rooms. Also could anyone confirm to me the difference between the Sao Paulo Basilica and the Mosteiro de Sao Bento? Can not work this out and people seem to say one is better than the other but both seem to do the same things? And I see the Mosteiro has Gregorian Chant Mass...More
February 16, 2013|
Response fromMiriamM972|
The best Chant Mass with the Gregorian Choir is on Sunday at 10AM. You can also have brunch at the Mosteiro afterwards if you wish. Look at TA for reviews on those.
Sunday in Sao Paulo (4 Replies)
We are trying to plan our Sunday in Sao Paulo and have a few questions: 1. What time on Sunday do the shops open in the Jardim Paulista area? 2. We are thinking of renting bikes for a couple of hours. The Ibirapuerta Park looks ideal (and I see there is often a concert there on Sunday mornings). Is there any other part of SP that is well-suited for biking? 3. On a summer Sunday, will there be crowds to attend the mass at Mosteiro de Sao Bento featuring Gregorian chants? Just...More
February 21, 2012|
Response frombr��silienne|
1. Sorry, few stores open on Sundays in Jardins area... 2. You can go from Ibirapuera park to Parque do Povo through the streets - there are bike only lanes set only on Sundays. 3. I wouldn't say "crowds", but you should arrive at least 9:30 AM (there is a previous mass at 8:30AM, and you could arrive just after this first mass finished to attend the 10AM mass). Be aware that on the last Sunday of every month the monastery offers a brunch after mass and tickets must be purchased in...More