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Se Cathedral

Ladeira da SE s/n, Olinda, State of Pernambuco 53120-101, Brazil
(81) 3271-4270
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“old church” (2 reviews)
“nice view” (2 reviews)
“coastline” (2 reviews)
Ladeira da SE s/n, Olinda, State of Pernambuco 53120-101, Brazil
(81) 3271-4270

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Reviewed 17 March 2017

The top of the cathedral provides wonderful views of the coastline- on the right we saw the built up beach area of Recife and on the left the less developed beautiful natural areas. Well worth a visit!

Thank DeborahandAndy
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

First of all, get educational backgrounds of the church. Later, step on the top of church to have open wild views. Recife is just around corner. Costal line. Sea. Beach. What a day!

Thank 98zhil
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Its an nice Trip: Go withe a Taxi from Recife to Olinda, old Center on the Coast Line. Then going up to the Cathedral (nice View to Recife), go to the Manufactors of Cultur Thinks (you can by little Presents for Friends), the going to...More

Thank Snapshorty_DE
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

A very beautiful old church. Go inside. Took a cab to to the top of the hill to see this amazing church and you should walk down the hill after looking at the fantastic views from the top. There are shops with incredible paintings on...More

Thank viscan
Reviewed 14 May 2016

Get a guide, you will miss a lot of all just walking alone. If you don´t speak Portuguese I don't know how easy will be to find an English speaking guide. This Cathedral is just one of the many you should visit, unfortunately 3 or...More

Thank FruitComber
Reviewed 5 March 2016

Olinda is such a great place to visit - it has the recent history of Pernambuco as an entry place for the Spanish and the Dutch. This cathedral is worth visiting although you shouldn't expect the greatness of rich catholic European cathedrals... it is devotion...More

Thank peterww2013
Reviewed 16 January 2016

Really beatiful architecture. Right in the heart of Olinda, nice artesan market near by with good prices. A must see together with Sao Bento

Thank Tahititim
Reviewed 27 December 2015

I took the bus from Recife to Olinda. A fluent English speaking lady at the Olinda Tourist office provided me with a map and tips. No need of a guide. The road to the Cathedral has many attractive old colonial buildings. The church is well...More

Thank chandana_silva
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Olinda is the ancient capital of Brazil, but is now only a sleepy suburb of the bustling city of Recife. Maybe that is why the Cathedral has little stature anymore. Very simple, both inside and outside. What is beautiful is the view from the back...More

Thank Con-Mara
Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

Olinda is a very old and historic city. You will see lots of beautiful places, churches, craft stores and much more interesting things. The Se church is located on a very strategic place. The view from there is fantastic. You will see Where Recife city...More

Thank MariaCFC
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