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Shrine and Convent of Sao Francisco de Assis

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18 Jun 2018
“This is where my granddaughter was baptized”
A visit in the old city center! In the center of São Paulo, the Convent and San Francisco Sanctuary is a pearl of the baroque of São Paulo. Founded on September 17, 1647, it completed its 370-year foundation in 2017. It is worth a visit and a dip in...more
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Largo Sao Francisco 133 | Centro - Sé, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01005-010, Brazil
+55 11 3291-2400
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

Very nice older Catholic church in SP, tasteful amount of gold, the friars also have a kitchen that feeds the poor

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Reviewed 27 May 2018

Nice architecture inside with a ceiling made of wood. Not highly 'decorated' inside either which was nice to see, but a lot of garbage outside which clearly offended the Padre as he was out with his mobile phone taking pictures presumably to call someone over...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

When you need to rest a bit and have a chat with God, this is the place, take your time to view all .

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

A bit of time-traveling into some of São Paulo's few Portuguese heritage churches. With overpriced monk's bakery and pastry shop at the entrance.

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Reviewed 12 December 2016

Amazing place to visit in São Paulo. Right in the middle of the downtown area, it has a small shop for home made cakes.

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Reviewed 1 November 2016

Art pieces, architecture, and stories associated to this place. Very interesting. The best of this church are the gregorian chants, onde a week.

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Reviewed 7 September 2016

Considering there is almost no maintenance, the building is quite okay. It is a nice convent, one of the few still remaining within the city. While walking through downtown, it's worth the visit of a few minutes.

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Reviewed 21 July 2015

to e honest I walked by this building not thinking it was going to be amazing church, because it kind of blends in with the rest of the street. until you walk up the steps and walk in and see all the white and gold,...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2012

From outside, you do not realize the interior. It is a pretty nice small church, from the time churches were churches, not just big boxes. It has a touch of baroque that really catches the atmosphere of the best of catholic sacred architecture. You can...More

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Sé, which derives its name from Sé Square, is a
central neighbourhood in historic São Paulo. Close by,
the Law School, the Museum of the Court of Justice and
the Metropolitan Cathedral offer inspiring
architecture. If you are looking for cultural
activities, head to Caixa Cultural and check the
schedule. In the area there is a popular pedestrian
street called “Rua Direita”, one of the first streets
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