Mosteiro De Sao Bento

Mosteiro De Sao Bento

  • Sao Paulo
  • Brazil
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Mosteiro De Sao Bento, Sao Paulo Overview

Mosteiro De Sao Bento is one of the most important and popular religious sites in Brazil and has become a frequently visited tourist spot in Sao Paulo. The monastery was built by Benedictine Monks in 17th century. The interior exhibits the influence of Neo-Gothic style of architecture. The magnificent clock outside shows the most accurate time in Sao Paulo and its bell chimes in every 15 minutes. Even if you are not a religious person, visit Sao Bento monastery to spend some time amidst tranquility and spirituality away from the noise of the city.


The main attractions of the monastery are the High Mass at 10am every Sunday and shops with famous breads, cookies and jams made by Benedictine Monks. Visit on Sunday morning to hear the soothing Georgian Chants by Monks with Organ Music and do not forget to stop by the bread Shops. The breads are quite expensive but are delicious and made from the fresh ingredients. You can buy these perfectly packed breads, jams and cookies as a gift for your family and friends. The shops also sell books, traditional medals and sacred pictures of Saint Benedict.


Distance from Sao Paulo State- 2.1 Kilometers or 8 minutes.

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