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Se Cathedral

Ladeira da SE s/n | Centro, Olinda, State of Pernambuco 53120-101, Brazil
(81) 3271-4270
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Ladeira da SE s/n | Centro, Olinda, State of Pernambuco 53120-101, Brazil
(81) 3271-4270
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful Portuguese colonial architecture, with a great view of Olinda, Recife, and the ocean. Highly recommended.

Thank kccarlson
Reviewed November 16, 2017

You cannot miss this 'cathedral' when you visit the historical center of Alto da Se in 'O Linda' (how beautiful). The church is rather small and the interior looks sober and ready for some renovation. There is a kind of 'terrace' next to the church...More

Thank Guy9120
Reviewed May 20, 2017

Olinda, the original capital of Pernambuco, is a National Heritage Site perhaps best known for its authentically quaint streets and gorgeous views across the bay to nearby Recife. Sitting at the highest point is the Cathedral Alto da Se, whose façade was lovingly restored in...More

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed March 16, 2017

The top of the cathedral provides wonderful views of the coastline- on the right we saw the built up beach area of Recife and on the left the less developed beautiful natural areas. Well worth a visit!

Thank DeborahandAndy
Reviewed February 20, 2017

The location of this imposing edifice is first rate, with drop-dead gorgeous views over the bay and most of Olinda looking toward Recife, a mere 6km away. What makes this Church interesting is not the fact that it is the seat of the Bishop but...More

Thank mccorquinn
Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

First of all, get educational backgrounds of the church. Later, step on the top of church to have open wild views. Recife is just around corner. Costal line. Sea. Beach. What a day!

Thank 98zhil
Reviewed September 17, 2016

The view from the top of the hill is beautiful, you can see the green around and the ocean and it feels very peaceful.

Thank mweinrauch
Reviewed August 16, 2016

a nice church on the top of Olinda. a lot of activities aurond are beginning in the afternoon. very nice view on Olinda and recife

Thank Pz1965
Reviewed July 25, 2016

Its an nice Trip: Go withe a Taxi from Recife to Olinda, old Center on the Coast Line. Then going up to the Cathedral (nice View to Recife), go to the Manufactors of Cultur Thinks (you can by little Presents for Friends), the going to...More

Thank Snapshorty_DE
Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

A very beautiful old church. Go inside. Took a cab to to the top of the hill to see this amazing church and you should walk down the hill after looking at the fantastic views from the top. There are shops with incredible paintings on...More

Thank viscan
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