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Sao Bento Monastery: Tours & Tickets

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Gregorian chants are performed on Sundays at this Benedictine complex, which was completed in 1641 and contains a spectacular church altar.
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Rua Dom Gerardo 40 | Centro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20090-030, Brazil
+55(21) 2206-8100
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Not big in their sizes but "quite stunning" when it comes to what to see inside are the two Sao Bento monasteries in Brazil that I would say I was privileged enough to see their interiors with my own eyes: the one in Sao Paulo with colorful life-sized statues mounted above along
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a visit only for us, all the other tourists were probably on the beach. No entrance fee, no crowds. A wonderful piece of Portuguese medieval art
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This active Benedictine monastery has the wow factor that the church intended at the time it was built. There are 3 arts styles represented (mannerism, baroque & rococo). The side chapel are unusual in that they are flat rather than actual small rooms. Occasionally the monks
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Worth a look around if you are in the area. Free entry and very detailed inside. There is a service at noon which visitors are welcome to take part in.
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Kind of hard to find the pedestrian entrance (but don't give up). It is on R. Dom Gerardo. Do a search in Google Maps for "Acesso Mosteiro Sao Bento" for the approximate location. You enter what looks like a business lobby then take an elevator up. Might be simpler to take an
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