This church is not very pretty outside but it is very very pretty inside. For my surprise the bells still work and actually they were ring the bells while I was there and there was also a service going on while I was visiting this...More
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We are two Canadians who are not religious, but happened to be visiting Olinda on a Sunday and were told it was worth attending a service at the monastery to hear the music. The music (Gregorian chanting) was beautiful, but the acoustics were not as...More
Stopped by this small church on a tour. Beautiful alter with interesting history. Worth a look if in the area
Benedictins monastery from 16th century. Ugly outside but amazing inside. To my mind, it is the best chuch in Olinda. Don't skip this. Nice altar and all the carvings. A holy ceremony was going on when visited plus the church bells were ringing. It made...More
This church is in much better shape than many of the churches we saw in Brazil. It was difficult to hear our guide with all the noise going on outside due to Carnival preparation. The best part of the church is the view from the...More
This great Benedictine monastery was originally built in 1582 and the interior is nothing less than dazzling. The rich wood carving is overlaid with gilt or silver-gilt of the most ornate decorative patterns, all with intricate religious themes. The carvings of the Madonna and of...More
Be there, breath and feel. Renew your faith. Amazing church. Take a long and detailed look at the High Altar. Take you time, no hurry. Don´t you forget to feel.
Beautiful art and workmanship, one of those places you can leave Olinda without seeing. Like the cathedral downtown, the size is deceiving. The architecture and splendor are equal to those in europe.