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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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Nice facade

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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

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Thank SandraEmilia
Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful neo gothic church with mosaics. We heard the organ from outside and rushed in to hear Mass. Just beautiful. Be aware of your surroundings at all times in this part of the city. Daylight visits are best. We also saw their elaborate nativity scene!

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Thank GeorgiaCoffey
Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As I live in SP this is a place I heve been once and due to the nearby condition I recommend just for historic places seek visitors.

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Thank Hitomi N
Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can know it better by opting for freewalkingtour. Then you can go on your own. THere are many places you can visit which are in 1 KM to this place

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Thank Gauravkhuraana
Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is indeed an important landmark in the city. The building is beautiful, although it was build on the last century.There is a huge amount of homeless people lying on the staircase in front of the entrance, but they are harmless, most of the time. I do not advise you to flash your phone or camera in the area, though.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

As there is not much tourist place in Sao Paulo this is the most popular. Nice cathedral in a quite bad neighborhood, be careful if you walk around

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

One of the most beautiful churches of Sao Paulo, and it's right in the center of this big town. It's a place to relax, see it's beauty and pray.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

I thought the church was amazing and so beautiful. The pews and stain glass were just gorgeous. Candles need to purchased from the secretary due to the delinquency outside of the church; though the police are outside, there are people drinking, getting high, smoking and sleeping on the steps and almost inside the church. Do not bring any jewelry or... More 

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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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