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Mosteiro De Sao Bento

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Address: Largo De Sao Bento | Centro, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01029-010, Brazil
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Tranquil retreat

This is a beautiful relaxing experience in the middle of the hustle and bustle of vibrant Sao Paolo. Well worth a visit

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Heine Husted H
Copenhagen, Denmark
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful relaxing experience in the middle of the hustle and bustle of vibrant Sao Paolo. Well worth a visit

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very impressive church, downtown. Check the time of the Sunday Mass to hear the monks choir! Great! After it, stay in line to buy the breads and cakes they sell: expensive but excellent.

1 Thank Vera4656
Sao Paulo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Down town of São Paulo is one of the most important church in the city . There is a amazing bakery inside , when you can buy delicious cakes made by the priests! Near there are subway stations - São Bento as well Pátio do Colégio other interesting hot spot for visiting !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the middle of one of SP's most lifely places you can find a place to engange in soul searching... in this - although huge - church you can feel real peace with yourself and with your surounding.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

This place shows architeture very rich in details and minerals. It's located in the old center of the city and represents one oasis of peace and tranquility. If possible, prove in inside cafeteria, the handmade breads and cakes produced by the enclousured priests. On Sundays they serve a very crowdy and expensive buffet, people enjoyed and approve, resevation must be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

The place is amazing and leads us to prayer and to God. The services, the office in Gregorian chant sung by the monks, are very beautiful, several times a day. There's even Latin mass at sundays, with organ and gregorian chant.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

You can't imagine from outside what you will see. Inside there is a beautiful decoration with wall paintings every where. Far more beautiful the the cathedral

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Tremendous iconic art on the walls inside the Monastery! Intimate and cozy - looking forward to our next visit to hear the Gregorian chanting!

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Belem, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Beautiful place. Sunday Mass at 10:00 am with Gregorian Chant and Orgão. Enjoy to buy the delicacies made in the Monastery.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

a wonderful church and a suggest a visit on sunday. a lovely mass tooks place with a monk´s chorus. the place it self is wonderful. the archiitecture of the church is a piece of art.

Thank MMcito

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To truly know São Paulo, you have to start at the old centre, full of history and landmarks with stories to tell. Get a taste of local food at the Municipal Market, and if you are brave enough, head to the crowded shopping street “25 de março” for cheap deals on a wide assortment of items. Beautiful buildings in this area include the Post Office Building, Luz Station, Pagé Gallery, Pateo do Colegio and the iconic “Viaduto do Chá”. If you find yourself amazed by the local language, the Museum of Portuguese Language is the place to go. Cultural centres, like Banco do Brasil’s, also offer a variety of entertainment options. Finally, if you fancy watching a Gregorian mass with organ music, stop by São Bento Monastery on a Sunday morning.
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