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Nosso Senhor do Bonfim church

Praca Senhor do Bonfim, s/n | Igreja Do Sr. Do Bonfim, Salvador, State of Bahia 40425-360, Brazil
(71) 3316-2196
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Ranked #16 of 178 Attractions in Salvador
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
Description: Tue-Thu & Sat 6.30am-6pm, Fri & Sun 5.30am-6pm
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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

It is a very special church in a wonderful historic location. The culture of the people is very apparent throughout the church. It was a wonderful mixture of religion and culture. We spent time with members of the congregation and learned about their efforts to help the children of the greater community through meal and reading programs. They were very... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The church is impressive inside and is built on a very beautiful hill which has view up to the sea. When we visited the church, it was Sunday and it was crowded because of a religious ceremony. It was interesting to watch. Outside as everywhere in Salvador vendors were trying to sell wish ribbons or to let them bless you... More

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Niteroi, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

it was built in the 18th century at Salvador lower town.Is a beautiful Roccoco style. The church is the subject of intense religious devotion imported by portuguese colonizers to Salvador people. Is a very crowded church with full of people selling things and disturbing the ambience.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

As most churches, the decorations inside are always amazing. This is one of the oldest churches. You will have to take a bus there, it is really far from the centre. The Salvador Bus stops here. You can also take photos with two wax statues of the pope at this church

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I took some great photos here of the multicoloured ribbons hanging on the gates, you're supposed to tie 3 ribbons to the gates and make a wish

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Once in Salvador the Igreja Nosso Senhor do Bonfim worth a visit because it is part of the history of the city. The origin of the famous "Lord of Bonfim ribbons" that you find all over town. Beautiful inside.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

When I visited Salvador da Bahia, the Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim — Church of Nosso Senhor do Bonfim — was not on my itinerary. So when my host graciously offered to drive me there, I had no idea what I was going to see when I got there. When we arrived, the wind was blowing and the first... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Must see colonial church which has stunning beauty inside and when we were there had an active service. Beautiful carvings and paintings. People tie ribbons on the railings in there 1000's.

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Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Every painting has a legend, keep an eye to them while you see the paintings on the wall, peaceul place...

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

This church is really part of the soul of Salvador being the focal point for religious ceremonies. It's a must to tie some ribbons on the railing and spend some time in the spiritual atmosphere. There is also a great view of the city.

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