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Lovely convent

50p entrance very reasonable (I'd put it up to a quid). Some nice rooms, most decorated entirely... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2019
Blackpool, United Kingdom
Nice tour at your own pace.

Very interesting convent. No guide spoke english but some of the panels were in english. The... read more

Reviewed December 17, 2017
Interlaken, Switzerland
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Jan 15, 2019
“Lovely convent”
Dec 17, 2017
“Nice tour at your own pace. ”
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Rua de S. Francisco, 280 | Centro, Olinda, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

50p entrance very reasonable (I'd put it up to a quid). Some nice rooms, most decorated entirely with glazed tiles

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 17, 2017 via mobile

Very interesting convent. No guide spoke english but some of the panels were in english. The azuelos are worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed June 15, 2017 via mobile

What a treat! Highly recommend accepting the offer of a guide for a "contribution," it made the visit very interesting as I learned about the biblical stories. The monastery has seen better days but it really was a memorable visit.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Ruth20904
Reviewed August 30, 2015

Olinda's population is about 400,000 people with 22 churches - the oldest from the 15th century. The Hill in which most of the churches located have few unique reason to visit: awesome Olinda and its surrounding view, shore view etc., the churches around and beautiful...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Klomek
Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

We went to S. Francisco as part of the guided tour of the old town. This convent is very well preserved, contains rich Portuguese tiles and has a magical atmosphere. It closes at 12:00 and costs just 2 R$.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Louis_ph
Reviewed June 19, 2015

A charming convent in Olinda, with beautiful interior and lovely outdoor spaces. Definitely worth the very small entrance fee.

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed June 7, 2015

Lacking support for the visitors and poor maintenance. Go for a quick visit while in Olinda, but don't expect much

Date of experience: January 2015
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Reviewed April 15, 2015

The Convento has wonderful walls covered of old blue tiles with beautiful patterns which make the visit worthy.

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank lprocopio
Reviewed January 12, 2015

Of all the churches in Olinda, this was our favourite. Definitely worth venturing to and having a look around - largely well preserved and really beautiful. The cloisters were fantastic (worth having a guide book that explains all the various art and stories contained in...More

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank JevonAbraham
Reviewed January 7, 2015

A guided tour is available ( guide not associated with the convent) for a full run down on the history and quirky details of the convent/ Franciscan Monk residence.

Date of experience: December 2014
Thank 1jerryfaria
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