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“A wonderful cathedral...don't miss the mosaics”

Catedral da Se de Sao Paulo
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History and Culture in Downtown of São Paulo
Ranked #31 of 726 things to do in Sao Paulo
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north carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
“A wonderful cathedral...don't miss the mosaics”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

This is a beautiful cathedral but much more modern than you'd find in Europe. It should not be missed though. And don't miss the amazing mosaics on either side of the church.

Visited March 2013
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Sao Paulo, SP
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“very emotional”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

I visited specifically the Cripta, under the church. It worths the visit! It´s beautiful, bigger than one can guess, and there one can find many tumbs of ex-bishops, but most of all the tumb of a famous indigenous - Tibirica - that in some way helped portuguese people to conquer the place. Also there is the tomb of Bartolomeu de Gusmão, a well know brazilian, abroad, and Feijó, a politician during monarchy. At this moment one can also see a copy of Santo Sudario. The only problem is that it is too fast... only 15 minutes.

Visited February 2013
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Sao Paulo, SP
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“THe absolute ground zero of São Paulo”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

This is an enormous cathedral under any paradigm. It has an historic meaning to all people. To the poor, it is a place to show diversity and to meet. To rich people, it is a proud production of the State's wealth. Inside it it beatyfull.

Visited April 2012
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“Beautiful cathedral”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

if you like peaceful atmosphere this is where you want to hide from crowded streets and the heat. it is really nice church with amazing fasade and fabulous stain windows and huge doors. The front stairs are full of poor people and the square is crowded with beggers and I even had conversaion with one of two when I was taking pictures.

Visited August 2012
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Sao Paulo
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“Would you like to have you wallet stolen?”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

So you have to go there! Do not recomended to turists, specially at night when drugs dealers circulate the place. A tipical shame of brazilian's authority Watch out!

Visited December 2012
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