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Address: Largo Sao Bento | Centro, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01029-010, Brazil
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Imposing but beautiful

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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Annecy, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 July 18, 2016 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

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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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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