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ok church with lots of gold interior

So many churches in Olinda that this from the outside in just another. The interior tho is a cut... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2016
izstew
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Miami, Florida
Just beautiful!

Church St. Benedict dates back to 1582 and was restored in 1761. It is the only Church in Olinda... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2016
NikkifEssex
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3 Jun 2016
“ok church with lots of gold interior”
15 Feb 2016
“Just beautiful!”
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Rua de Sao Bento s/n | Centro, Olinda, State of Pernambuco 53020-080, Brazil
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Reviewed 3 June 2016

So many churches in Olinda that this from the outside in just another. The interior tho is a cut above with a much grander alter and ceiling. If you are into interiors this is the one to see.

Thank izstew
Reviewed 15 February 2016

Church St. Benedict dates back to 1582 and was restored in 1761. It is the only Church in Olinda with a mezzanine level. During Colonial times, the rich people would attend the Mass in the mezzanine, the other "free" people would attend on the ground...More

Thank NikkifEssex
Reviewed 16 October 2015

Century 18 church, magnificent! Inside you can appreciate it´s beautiful altar. Perfect for a walk through town center and pass by the church. It is in an area with restaurants around. In the same area, there are also other churches to visit.

Thank EMILE D
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Historical church in a beautiful setting, perched above the Recife beach it is in the area of Olinda.

Thank Bill A
Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

One of the oldest churches in the Western Hemisphere! Beautiful! To me it was amazing to see the old construction, the location, why they built there...the entire experience was great! Lovely little town!

Thank michael m
Reviewed 20 September 2014

We read that there were Gregorian chants during the evening mass on Sundays and that there were liqours and sweets served by the priests. Either of these would have been awesome, there were neither. But the church is pretty and old. The mass was a...More

1  Thank chelchica
Reviewed 7 September 2014

This large church has the famous gold covered wooden altar. It is pretty overwhelming! If Sao Francisco impresses by its intimacy, Sao Bento impresses by its grandeur.

Thank Gypsgris
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Beautiful old colonnial Portuguese Church in the heart of the Old Town. Gorgeous place to go and sit and at mass on a Sunday there is nice singing/chanting from the monks. Lovely.

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