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(Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro)
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"A Must Visit In Brazil "

Very nice, baroque art and detail in this church. Very interesting stories about how the church would open its doors to those of other countries but feared the pirates would ransack the church of its gold so there closed the doors and added wrought iron bars to the windows.

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Nossa Senhora do Monserrate do Rio de Janeiro

The Abbey of Our Lady of Montserrat , more commonly known as the Mosteiro de São Bento , is a Benedictine abbey located on the Morro de São Bento in downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Mannerist style church is a primary example of Brazilian colonial architecture in Rio and the country.

The abbey was founded by Benedictine monks who came from the state of Bahia in 1590. It is still operational today, along with the Colégio de São Bento nearby. The college, established in 1858, is one of the most important traditional educational establishments in Brazil and claims many famous alumni. The abbey includes the Faculdade de São Bento , with courses in theology and philosophy that are recognized by the Ministry of Education. Theological studies at the monastery are also affiliated with the Pontifical Atheneum of St. Anselm in Rome.


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