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Mosteiro de São Bento This is one of the finest colonial... - Secret World

R. Dom Gerardo, 68 - Centro, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20090-030, Brasile

by Valeria Bejo
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Overview

Mosteiro de São Bento This is one of the finest colonial churches in Brazil. Built between 1617 and 1641 on Morro de São Bento, the monastery has an excellent view over the city. The simple facade hides a baroque interior richly decorated in gold. Among its historic treasures are wood carvings designed by Frei Domingos da Conceição and made by Alexandre Machado, and paintings by José de Oliveira Rosa.