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Catedral da Se de Sao Paulo

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Address: Praca da Se, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Worth the visit as we were in the area. It was free to enter(unlike some of the larger ones in italy) and was peaceful. From the bustle of the city noise, this was a great way to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
skye b
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Clemson, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth the visit as we were in the area. It was free to enter(unlike some of the larger ones in italy) and was peaceful. From the bustle of the city noise, this was a great way to collect my thoughts, thank my blessings and see a very beautiful church all in one.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a classic cathedral build in Gothic style. It is very big and has many beautiful mosaic windows. It is for sure worth a visit. The neighborhood it is in, is full of homeless people and begars making the walk there quite depressing. Right in front of the church is "Point zero". This is the place Sao Paulo was... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must-see if you were visiting Sao Paulo. The architecture is breathtaking and the interior is beautiful. Regardless of your religious affiliation, this is a very cool experience. Little kids would be bored, but this is a landmark and a treasure for the city.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was amazed by the fine architecture of this chathedral. Despite its measures it give the feeling of lightness.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Very beautiful whatsoever dangerous area. Not indicated go at night or alone. Church is amazing! Great place to go by day

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Quite an eye catcher with very good ambience. A must visit for a down town visitor in Sao Paulo. Besides the usual saints and angels, the interior of the church is decorated with stained glass windows, marble, sculpted Brazilian produce such as coffee branches, exotic fruits, and native animals.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Located in São Paulo's "downtown" area it's a must see for anyone interested in historical sites. The Cathedral was built in 67, but it's designed to look like a Gothic Church. It's located exactly in the center of the city, there's even a "mark" where you can take pictures. Inside you can take a tour on the cathedral's mausoleum or... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This is a very classical cathedral Inside there is nothing particular. San Beneto is nicer Outside is original with the lane of palm trees

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Magnificent architecture...The church is huge from within. Me and my husband spent a good half n hour exploring and praying in the church. Each and every window, arch, idols are worth watching. It's a beautiful, peaceful church in the very busy Sao Paulo city. I thing is that you will find a lot of homeless around. But nothing to be... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

If u liked the duomo of milan or Firenze, u will like this one. This church has brazilian animals in its decoration

Thank SandraEmilia

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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 in the region, which today marks the crowded perimeter. Sé is a great area to explore during daytime, but use caution if visiting alone at night.
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