In 1590, Benedictine monks coming from Bahia founded the monastery. It is one of the main monuments of Colonial art in the city and in the country. At its side stands Colégio de São Bento, which was founded in 1858. A considerable amount of Brazilian personalities have graduated from this school. To name just a few: Pixinguinha, Benjamin Constant, Noel Rosa, Antonio Silva Jardim, Villa-Lobos and Cazuza, have studied there.
Address: 68, Dom Gerardo St. - Centro
Opening Hours: Everyday from 7am to 6pm
Image Credits: Halley Pacheco de Oliveira