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The Northeast Sights

Igreja da Misericórdia (Mercy Church)

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 06/24/2013

Fodor's Review

Built in 1540 and restored in 1654, the Igreja da Misericórdia has rich sculptures of wood, gold, and silver. It sits atop the Alto da Sé and offers magnificent views of Recife. The church is open for visits of 20 minutes only, at 11:45 am and 5:30 pm, and during mass, held daily at 6:20 am and on Sundays at 7:30 am.

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Rua Bispo Coutinho, Olinda, 53010-000, Brazil



Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Mon.–Sat. 6:20 am, 11:45–12:05, 5:30–5:50; Sun. 7:30 am

Updated 06/24/2013


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