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The Abbey of Our Lady of Montserrat (Portuguese: Abadia de Nossa Senhora do Monserrate), more commonly known as the Mosteiro de São Bento (Monastery of St. Benedict), is a Benedictine abbey located on the Morro de São Bento (St. Benedict Hill) in downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Mannerist style church is a primary example of Brazilian colonial architecture in Rio and the country.
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Beautiful monastery on the edge of town. Worth a visit if you are in Rio for a couple of days. Its a short walk up a steep hill but there was a lift from the car park for less able people. But the inside of the church is well worth it.
Sad history, but a rich church
Mosteiro localizado no Centro, Rio de Janeiro. Fácil acesso: é próximo do ponto final de algumas linhas de ônibus; estação de VLT praticamente na porta; e, também, fica a 12m de uma estação de metrô. Possui estacionamento. O local, muito mais que um ponto turístico, é um lugar sagrado, de recolhimento; casa de oração. Aos que pretendem visitar, atenção aos avisos na porta do Templo.
Linda, tranquila e suntuosamente decorada. Dá para visitar deixando o carro lá em cima do Morro de São Bento sem pagar nada.
While this was very beautiful, the gold room in the Convento de Santo Antonio in Rio de Janeiro topped it and was more breathtaking! Having said that this was definitely a "must see", especially if you want to get out and walk around the city. We did our own DIY walking tour of the cathedrals and because of that we got to see a lot of the city!! We ended up walking to this site and boy was I tired by the time we walked up the entire hill! We didn't spend too long here but again it should definitely be a pit stop if you want to see something beautiful.