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“Beautiful Basilica”

Mosteiro De Sao Bento
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Private City Tour of São Paulo
Ranked #10 of 730 things to do in Sao Paulo
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore
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281 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Beautiful Basilica”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

I only had a small amount of time but enjoyed the brief visit to this nice basilica near the heart of downtown Sao Paulo/Old Town. Lovely mosaics, architecture, paintings and moldings.

Visited October 2012
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“Better than the Cathedral”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

We visited Mosteiro de Sao Bento a day after visiting the cathedral. We both agreed that Sao Bento was more beautiful and more interesting than the cathedral. Richly ornamented and painted - the walls, floors, ceilings - a work of art. This is a very active working church and you should recognize it as such - this is not a tourist church. There are no tourist materials; you will need to bring your own descriptions and history off the internet to appreciate what you are seeing.

Visited November 2012
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Sao Paulo, SP
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“Wonderful atmosphere”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

Very very beautiful atmosphere and it is sublime to listen to the Gregorian chants performed by the monks. They also sell delicious cakes.

Visited September 2012
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Sao Paulo, SP
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“monastery”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

very nice monastery but only worth to visit if you are stroling through downtown são paulo. It is not far from the cathedral and the opera house

Visited August 2012
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“Beatifully decorated church”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

This is peaceful place with ornamental decorations, interesting from archiecture standpoint. Interior is much more impressive than outside.

WIsh I could visit during Sunday morning service.

Visited October 2012
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