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Mosteiro de São Bento

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 06/18/2015

Fodor's Review

The German architect Richard Berndl designed this Norman–Byzantine church that was completed in 1922. Ecclesiastical imagery abounds, and soaring archways extend skyward. The church's enormous organ has some 6,000 pipes, and its Russian image of the Kasperovo Virgin is covered with 6,000 pearls from the Black Sea. On the last Sunday of each month, paulistanos compete for space at the church's popular brunch (noon–3:30, R$178 per person), which also includes a tour and varying performances, from dance to choir. To join the party, call 011/2440–7837 early to reserve your seat. The don't-miss religious event at Mosterio de São Bento is Sunday Mass at 10 am, when the sound of monks' Gregorian chants echoes through the chamber.

Sight Information


Largo de São Bento, São Paulo, 01029–010, Brazil



Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Weekdays 6–6, weekends 6–noon and 4–6

Published 06/18/2015


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