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São Pedro

The Church of São Pedro is surrounded by restored houses that form a complex called Pátio de São Pedro. To the east of the Carmelite church and convent, in the São José district, is the Pátio de São Pedro "St Peter's Court", round which are a number of colonial buildings. In the square are stalls selling craft products of wood, straw, leather and other materials, and in May the Festival de Cirandas is held here.

Saint Peter of Clerics Cathedral was built in 1759, this cathedral is an authentic sample of the baroque art of the 1700's. Its main entrance door made of “jacaranda” wood illustrates the quality of the work to be found inside, it is a replica of the Great Santa Maria Sanctuary in Rome. Its altar is made of rosewood and the pulpit is engraved in gold. The main chapel's wooden ceiling is sculpted with Saint Peters weapons and the image of the Twelve Apostles and the 4 evangelists. It is located on Saint Peter Square, a charming square that gathers some historical constructions.

Working hours: Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

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