Churches, Religion & Spirituality
Igreja Matriz de Sant´Anna
Built in the same square as Casa do Anhanguera in 1610. Altar with gold-plated leaf detail and terra-cotta sculputres. Largo da Matriz, Santana de Parnaiba. Daily 08:00-17:00. Free.
Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario
Historic old church built in 1690 containing images of saints and sacred-art objects. Largo dos Jesuitas 67, Embu (27km West of Sao Paulo). Tuesday to Sunday 09:00-17:00.
Sampa Community Church
Sundays 10:55. A church for people who dont like church (and for people who do). We do life with God, life with each other and life in our city. The Alumni Building, Rua Brasiliense 65, Santo Amaro. Because nobody should do life alone.
Cathedral da Se
Neo-Gothic church with beautiful towers and stained glass windows in the Praca da se, Centro. Monday and Wednesday to Saturday 08:00-17:00, Sunday 08:30-18:00. Tours Monday and Wednesday to Saturday 09:30-16:30.
Catedral Ortodoxa (Orthodox Cathedral)
Inaugurated in January 1954 for the 400th Anniversary of the City, the Greek Orthodox Cathedral is open between Monday and Friday from 09:00 to 18:00, Saturday from 10:00 to 13:00. Closed on Sundays - Mass is at 10:30.
This beautifully restored Cathedral is a major landmark in Sao Paulo. Centrally located at Praca da Ce visitors are welcome every day from 07:00-19:00. Aim for the Metro Ce underground station.
Congregacao Israelita Paulista (Liberal)
Contact: Rabbi Henry Sobel (English Spoken)
Convento e Santuario Sao Francisco (Convent and Sanctuary of...
This impressive building is actually two churches, one run by Catholic clergy and the other by lay brothers. Well preserved Portuguese colonial building built in 1647. Open daily 07:30-20:00, entrance free. Largo Sao Francisco 133, Centro.