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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 #18 of 179 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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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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australia
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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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South East London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Beautiful church but quite a way out of town. There was service going on when we visited and it was lovely to just be able to go in and stand by the doorway and listen to the beautiful music. The railings outside contain strips of ribbon which people tie on to ask for good wishes. There are also some candles... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Quite out of town, takes some time to reach because of traffic. The church doesn't have much to offer, except the very famous (world wide) strips that you tie around your wrist (which you can find in 10000 other places in town, but supposedly those bought in front of the church bear a special significance ;)

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Worth a visit, with colourful stripes of Bonfim covering its façade and lots and lots of chanting, if you're into that.

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