São Bento Monastery

Students and the beautiful church

Students and the beautiful church

Después de la clase un grupo de cinco personas fuimos al centro a visitar el Mosteiro de São Bento. Fuimos con un profesor muy simpático, y así pudimos también seguir aprendiendo y practicando portugués. Me gustó much la actividad. También porque era la primera vez que utilizaba el metro y salía de Copacabana. El monasterio se encuentra en una parte alta de la ciudad y la iglesia es de estilo barroco. Merece mucho la pena salir por las tardes con los compañeros, muy bien acompañados con la gente de la escuela. Muito legal! 🙂

Cristina Gonzalez, Spain.

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São Bento Monastery (Mosteiro de São Bento ) is a very beautiful place here in Rio de Janeiro, There, many young men from all over the country go to study and become monks. But something very different there is that the monks don’t have any contact with the people outside, barely with their family.

Inside the area of the monastery there is a very nice and old church, inside people can see many sculptures and golden details of the Barroco’s style, at the weekend people also can listen the monks singing some gregorian chants. Our students from Spain, France, Iceland, United States and Switzerland had the experience of visiting São Bento Monastery. They started with a very nice walk through the center of Rio and after could enjoy the inner part of the church and get amazed with the beautiful sculptures and details of the place.

In the end, they were one more time satisfied and happy to know one more part of Rio, they also thought how interesting the city is with this beautiful piece of culture inside the financial center of the city.

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