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Address: Ladeira da Se, s/n, Olinda, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
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Nice little Trip

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 25, 2016

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 the big Building (with a elevator on Rooftop Area) and you have a fantastic view... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 display. Lots of items native to Brazil to bring back home at very reasonable prices.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2016

Get a guide, you will miss a lot of all just walking alone. If you don´t speak Portuguese I don't know how easy will be to find an English speaking guide. This Cathedral is just one of the many you should visit, unfortunately 3 or 4 of them are closed for Restoration, shame on the local politics that don't care... More 

Thank FruitComber
Barendrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2016

Olinda is such a great place to visit - it has the recent history of Pernambuco as an entry place for the Spanish and the Dutch. This cathedral is worth visiting although you shouldn't expect the greatness of rich catholic European cathedrals... it is devotion that counts in the churches in Brasil. Very characteristic architecture for the Spanish and Portugese.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2016

Really beatiful architecture. Right in the heart of Olinda, nice artesan market near by with good prices. A must see together with Sao Bento

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2015

I took the bus from Recife to Olinda. A fluent English speaking lady at the Olinda Tourist office provided me with a map and tips. No need of a guide. The road to the Cathedral has many attractive old colonial buildings. The church is well maintained over the years and it deserves a visit. Panoramic vistas for the hungry photographer.... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

Olinda is the ancient capital of Brazil, but is now only a sleepy suburb of the bustling city of Recife. Maybe that is why the Cathedral has little stature anymore. Very simple, both inside and outside. What is beautiful is the view from the back of the Cathedral which is perched high on the hill. The city beneath unfolds itself,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

Olinda is a very old and historic city. You will see lots of beautiful places, churches, craft stores and much more interesting things. The Se church is located on a very strategic place. The view from there is fantastic. You will see Where Recife city meets Olinda city and also the inlet where the river meets the ocean. On the... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2015

Don't miss the opportunity to visit Olinda. There is a lot to see and theis Church is located in up of a hill with an incredible view and also an incredible church with a lot of arts to be seen inside it ! It was recently restored!

Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2015

Great view from the water tower of Olinda where we had to pay a small amount of money to be taken up to the top with the lift to enjoy the great panoramic view of Olinda and Recife

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