Voilà! One of the best places in the city to enjoy some brunch, in a sumptuous environment with the scent of myrrh ...
A Benedictine monastic relic.
The Benedictine monastic community of São Bento is an architectural relic with more than 400 years of history, even though the current building was reconstructed at the start of the 20th century. It is a monument that will leave you speechless, with its scent of myrrh and its sumptuous interior that took more than 70 years to complete: gold feathers in every corner, intricate silver decorations and Baroque sculptures from Río. The monastery is fully functional and is not only a place to visit the Basilica and hear its Gregorian chants; it also offers a delicate selection of handicrafts. You can even return to the 21st century with brunch after the traditional mass! If you want to taste the food of the monks you can visit the shop (also available online) with chocolate, jams, bread, liqueurs and sweet treats such as Cantabona, a delicious recipe originating from the 13th century Tuscany monasteries and made with honey, chocolate, pistachios and roasted almonds.
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