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The Northeast Sights

Catedral de São Pedro dos Clérigos

  • Rua Patio de São Pedro
  • São José
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 06/24/2013

Fodor's Review

The facade of this cathedral, which was built in 1728, showcases fine wooden sculptures and a splendid trompe-l'oeil ceiling. The square surrounding the cathedral is lined with many restaurants, shops, and bars, and is a hangout for local artists, who often read their poetry or perform music, particularly on Tuesday evenings.

Sight Information


Rua Patio de São Pedro, Recife, 50020-220, Brazil



Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Tues.–Fri. 8–11 and 2–4, Sat. 8–10:30

Updated 06/24/2013


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Oct 28, 2009

Catedral de São Pedro dos Clérigos Review

What sets São Pedro dos Clérigos apart is its unique architectural style, not quite fitting into the ubiquitous late barroque that spread all over colonial Brazil.

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