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Convent of San Francisco

This convent is the oldest Franciscan monastery in Brazil, with construct starting in 1585 under the watchful eye of Friar Francsco dos Santos.  The Dutch ended up partitially destroying the Convent in 1631 and not until the seventeenth century was it fully restored and rebuilt.   The Convent of San Francisco is an excellent example of baroque architecture and of exceptional historic importance, and includes the Church of Nossa Senhora das Neves, the Chapel of San Roque, the church cloister and the sacristy.

Upon arriving at the convent, you will be able to see a large stone cross which was actually removed from the sandstone reefs surrounding the area.  When you enter the cloister and the sacristy, you will be presented with the famous Portuguese tile panels, which depict various historical scenes in the old Portuguese manner.   In the church itself, the sacristy and the chapel are built from wood, which has plenty of rich and beautiful woodwork finishing, along with a ceiling that is completely carved with scenes from from the eighteenth century.  The monastery has a library with a valuable collection of rare books, which was the first public library in Pernambuco.

The entire area is now listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO and part of the historic center of Olinda.   You can find this historic area at the square of Ladeira de Sao Francisco, 280, Olinda, Pernambuco.   For historic buffs, this is a beatiful building, with plenty of history and lots of beautifully built buildings.

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Address: Travessa São Francisco, 280 - Carmo Olinda - PE

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Convent of San Francisco (historical) - This convent is the oldest Franciscan monastery in Brazil, with construct starting in 1585 under the watchful eye of Friar Francsco dos Santos.  The Dutch ended up partitially destroying the Convent in 1631 and not until the seventeenth century was it fully restored and rebuilt.   The Convent of San Francisco is an excellent example of baroque architecture and of exceptional historic importance, and includes the Church...
Address: Travessa São Francisco, 280 - Carmo Olinda - PE
Distance: 0.00km from the Convent of San Francisco
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Address: R. do Amparo, 122 - Varadouro Olinda - PE, 53020-190, Brazil
Distance: 0.41km from the Convent of San Francisco
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Address: R. Treze de Maio, 117 - Varadouro Olinda - PE
Distance: 0.42km from the Convent of San Francisco
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Address: Rua do Amparo, nº 59, Amparo, Olinda, 53020-190, Brazil
Distance: 0.42km from the Convent of San Francisco
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Casa de Noca is a Northeast Brazilian restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Convent of San Francisco and can be found at Rua Bertioga, 243

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Sargação is a Hamburgers restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Convent of San Francisco and can be found at Av. Sigismundo Gonçalves, 716

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Xinxim da Baiana is a Northeast Brazilian restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Convent of San Francisco and can be found at Av. Sigismundo Gonçalves, 742

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McDonald´s - Santo Amaro is a Hamburgers restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Convent of San Francisco and can be found at Av. Gov Amamenon Magalhaes, 153

McDonald's is one of the largest fast-food world and is present in all regions of Brazil, with about 1,200 stores. For children over what is successful is the Happy Meal with hamburger, fries, soda and a surprise gift. As for the grown older one of the most requested is the traditional Big Mc, with two burgers, lettuce, cheese, special sa

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