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São Bento Monastery

Mosteiro de São Bento. Foto: Alexandre Diniz.

The Benedictines arrived in São Paulo in 1598, but only in 1634 was created the Abbey and the chapel was dedicated to St. Benedict. The site, which hosted Pope Benedict XVI during his visit to Brazil, home to the Basilica of Our Lady of the Assumption and the monastery.

Mosteiro de São Bento. Foto: Jose Cordeiro/SPturis.

The property has a theater where concerts are held, and a school that offers courses and workshops. However, there are two large monastery attractions : the masses with Gregorian chants, and shop with breads, cakes, cookies and jams made by the monks themselves and whose recipes are secular.

Viaduto Santa Ifigênia. Foto: Jose Cordeiro/SPTuris.

 

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