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Catedral da Se de Sao Paulo

Praca da Se, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01001-000, Brazil
3107-6832
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Praca da Se, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01001-000, Brazil
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"beautiful cathedral"
in 23 reviews
"homeless people"
in 30 reviews
"gothic style"
in 5 reviews
"pipe organ"
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"drug addicts"
in 10 reviews
"stained glass windows"
in 5 reviews
"catholic church"
in 4 reviews
"be careful"
in 13 reviews
"personal belongings"
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"metro station"
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"pay attention"
in 6 reviews
"impressive building"
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"south america"
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"downtown area"
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"worth a visit"
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"take pictures"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The history of the Metropolitan Cathedral of Sao Paulo (also called Cathedral da Se de São Paulo) begins in 1589, when it was decided that the main church of Brazil should be built in São Paulo. It was completed around 1616. A new church was...More

Thank Tassaduqhussain51
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

Our host family, who lives in the upscale Moema area of Sao Paulo, seemed a bit hesitant when we asked to see the Catedral da Se but bravely took us down for a tour. The reason for their hesitancy was the plazas surrounding the cathedral...More

Thank DennisinOhio
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

The cathedral is imposing, and as I went during Sunday Mass, it was impressive and inspiring. This is very much one of the "must sees" of Sao Paulo, except for the visible problems of the homeless who sleep in the grounds outside the Cathedral. The...More

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Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

The cathedral is huge and beautiful. Quite a historic building. I enjoyed my visit there and I took plenty of pictures.

Thank Awelani T
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

A magnificent sample of gothic architecture in South America. The Sao Paulo Cathedral located in the zero land mark of town brings you the gothic and the new together. The gothic of the Cathedral with lovely altars and also a baptismal brass basin plenty of...More

Thank Jose_R714
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

A surprisingly interesting church in the old city center. It deserves a visit. (If you visit in late afternoon and it gets dark be aware that walking in the square in front of the church requires some attention.)

Thank YouBeeTs
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

I went on Easter Sunday. It was packed with people, but the atmosphere was calm and serene. They had a full orchestra playing. It is well worth a visit. Unfortunately there are too many homeless people in the plaza in front of the cathedral. It...More

Thank dnvpaul
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

A beautiful, monumental church. located in ground zero of the city of São Paulo, a large catholic church

Thank RUYRAMALHO
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

The cathedral is impressive from the outside. But the inside is not that beautiful compared to famous European cathedrals. The very bad point is the neighbourhood : very dirty, lots of junkees and beggars and very smelly. À 10 minutes stop is enough to go...More

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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

brazil is filled with these fantastic cathedrals. i love to visit each one and see the beauty. each one is different. eg. this one, when it is at 4pm, and the sun hits the side of the wall, the sunlight comming through give a bright...More

Thank Victor H
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Nearby
Se
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
...More
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