Igreja e Convento de São Bento
|The Benedictines started to build the convent in 1599. When the Dutch conquered the town of Frederickstad (now João Pessoa) in 1634, the Convent of São Bento was still under construction. They decided to occupy it and use it as a defence work. In 1636 the Dutch decided to leave this convent and move their headquarters to the Franciscan convent of Santo Antonio. 1666-1721 The construction of the monastery is finally concluded after 66 years. 1721-1739 The actual church of the Convent of São Bento is constructed.|
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|Benedictines are sent to Paraíba to catechize the Indians. They start the construction of the Convent of São Bento.|