Sao Bento monastery
Sao Bento monastery
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MelBr75
Curitiba, PR1,785 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
This was the first Benedictine Church build in all Americas. It’s beautiful. There is also a Museum there but it was closed.
Written 11 January 2020
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Nelson C
Salvador, BA1,404 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
This monastery is a masterpiece of colonial architecture; truly outstanding and peaceful inspirational. But it has had an incredible role in defending Brazilians; firstly, a strong role in the Portuguese war against the Dutch invaded in 1624; then protecting people persecuted by dictatorships in the 1930s and 1960s. It deserves a look!
Written 25 February 2020
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Angela D
41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
Saint Benedict Basilica is a beautiful neoclassic church in Salvador’s central area, beautifully kept, where the old city gates used to be. It currently holds baroque and neoclassical art restoration courses as well as a beautiful choir.
Written 19 January 2020
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Nacho
Buenos Aires, Argentina8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019
Nice place to visit if you are nearby. There are a lots of churches around this place and seceral museums too.
Written 31 January 2019
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FelipeDall
Brasilia, DF67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
The monastery is very beautiful both outside and inside. At Sundays, the mass at 10 a.m. has Gregorian Choirs, the experience is very pleasant.
Written 24 July 2018
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Antonio Almeida
67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Family
The monastery besides the Church has one of the best libraries in Bahia.
Despite its simplicity, the church reveals a special environment of meditation and beauty.
Sunday mass at 10 a.m. is celebrated with the traditional plainchant. The plainchant is a type of vocal music, exclusively ecclesiastical, executed by choirs in unison or solo, during the celebration of Catholic religious ceremonies.
Written 22 January 2018
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Backbeat70
Silver Spring, MD238 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Couples
One of the few churches with an organ in Pelo. A very nice working church to stop and take in one's surroundings.
Written 7 August 2015
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africanmatrix
africanmatrix488 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015
lovely church
amazing choir
usually sing at Sunday service

center of Salvador Bahaia city on Avenida 7 de setembro
Written 30 June 2015
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Catia C
Salvador, BA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
A very peaceful place, I went to confession that day, I had a great afternoon, it's still under renovation, but it's beautiful🙏👐
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Written 4 January 2024
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Leilianne Pinheiro
Rio de Janeiro, RJ99 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
There are no words to describe the grandeur and beauty of the São Bento Monastery in Pelourinho. The amount charged at the entrance (R$ 10.00) is much more than fair to have access to such a beautiful place. The visit is not restricted just to the gold-covered altar, but also to the entire monastery, which has many areas for visitation. There are very clean bathrooms available to visitors, which makes all the difference to me. I highly recommend visiting the monastery!
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Written 25 April 2024
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