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Largo de São Bento, São Paulo - SP
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The church was named Our Lady of the Assumption and this is his name until today, although it is best known as the Church of St. Benedict. In 1650 the pioneer Fernão Dias donated large sum for renovation and expansion of the monastery and his remains were deposited there. In 1864, the square was reurbanizado and his movement was intense, caused mainly by the location of the two largest hotels in the city. The old monastery and the church disappeared in 1910, giving rise to a larger building that was started in 1911 and completed in 1922. The last change came with the subway during the 1970s, when he won off a boardwalk, benches and gardens, and the subsoil thereof, the São Bento Station. Every Sunday at 10 am, a Mass in the monastery happens accompanied by a choir that sings beautiful Gregorian chants.

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