Sao Bento Monastery
Located in Largo São Bento the Sao Bento Monastery is one of the most important historical sites in the capital city.
The construction works took place between 1910 and 1922 and followed the design of Rcihard Berndl a German architect who was inspired by the style "neorromânico" (recreating the current Romanesque style during the Middle Ages in Europe).
The clock of the Monastery is manufactured in German and was installed in 1921; it was considered the most accurate of the city until the emergence of quartz watches.
The monastery houses a library with over 100,000 titles (some very rare) and is considered by many to be the oldest in the city. Recently access to these works was opened to the public. Check out more details here (in portuguese).
Besides the beauty of the interior decoration, some masses become even more special once they are celebrated with Gregorian Chant adding a lyrical touch to religious experience.
On the last Sunday of each month the Monastery opens the doors of his monastic refectory to visitors. The now famous "Brunch of the Monastery" has sophisticated delicacies of the cuisine of monks and great chefs of São Paulo. In addition, the event is followed by the classic attractions of classic and contemporary music and baroque sacred art exhibitions. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
The São Bento Monastery is located just 15 minutes (walk) from Hotel Castelar. If you plan to visit Sao Paulo stay with us and be sure to visit this important landmark of the city!
Largo de São Bento, s/nº - Centro
In front of São Bento subway station
Phone: (11) 3328-8799