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Olinda Monastery of Sao Bento - Great Attractions (Olinda, Brazil)

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Geo Beats

Take a tour of Olinda Monastery of Sao Bento in Olinda, Brazil - part of the World's Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats.

The Monastery of Sao Bento is one of the richest churches in a town known for its houses of worship.

Olinda is a colonial city built in the lush mountains of Brazil.

Sao Bento, built to its present appearance in the 18th century, was the second Benedictine church in Brazil.

The golden altar of the church has been featured at the Guggenheim museum in New York.

The church features the only mezzanine in Olinda, where the wealthy church goers of the city were able to take in the sermons.

Sao Bento is an amazing amalgamation of architectural styles, ornate decorations, and impressive facades.