Discover The Monastery of Sao Bento Brazil

This historical site can be found in Rio on one of the hills overlooking the bay. Going back to the 17th century, the Sao Bento monastery is among the most beautiful religious buildings in the country. Woodwork, sculptures and painting in the interior contrast with the exterior austerity.

  • The Monastery of Sao Bento , Brazil
    The Monastery of Sao Bento

    Adorned with impressive wood sculpture and painting, the monastery is worth a visit

    © Luís Guilherme Fernandes Pereira licence creative commons
  • The Monastery of Sao Bento , The majestic altarpiece , Brazil
    The majestic altarpiece

    Sao Bento Monastery dates back to the 17th century and is one of the most beautiful religious buildings in the country.

    © Bruno Perousse
  • The Monastery of Sao Bento , An austere façade , Brazil
    An austere façade

    It is located in Rio on one of the hills overlooking the bay.

    © Dudu Cavalcanti - age fotostock
  • The Monastery of Sao Bento , The entrance to the monastery , Brazil
    The entrance to the monastery

    A monument in the colonial Baroque style

    © Marcello Sokal - age fotostock
  • The Monastery of Sao Bento , A construction of sculpted wood , Brazil
    A construction of sculpted wood

    Gold leaf covers much of the interior.

    © Ricardo Aguiar - age fotostock
  • The Monastery of Sao Bento , Brazil
    The Monastery of Sao Bento
    © Luís Guilherme Fernandes Pereira licence creative commons
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