Admirers of religious art, fine silver, and baroque and rococo sculpture shouldn't leave São Paulo without visiting the Museum of Sacred Art. Housed in the Luz Monastery, one of the city's most beautifully preserved 18th-century colonial buildings, the museum boasts one of the finest and largest religious art collections in Brazil. Specializing in 16th-, 17th-, and 18th-century works, exhibits feature paintings, religious artifacts, soapstone statues and wooden sculptures, goldsmith work, and altars and oratories from churches throughout Brazil. The objects are beautifully displayed, and attractive lighting and piped-in choral music lend an air of serenity to the viewing experience. The museum also displays some fine carvings made by baroque master sculptor Aleijadinho. Be sure to check out the magnificent nativity scene that's set in the chapel just outside the main building.