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Nosso Senhor do Bonfim church

Address: Praca Senhor do Bonfim, s/n | Igreja Do Sr. Do Bonfim, Salvador, State of Bahia 40425-360, Brazil
Phone Number: (71) 3316-2196
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Ranked #12 of 142 Attractions in Salvador
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Tue-Thu & Sat 6.30am-6pm, Fri & Sun 5.30am-6pm
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Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun 5:30 am - 6:00 pm
Mon 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue - Thu 6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 5:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Tue-Thu & Sat 6.30am-6pm, Fri & Sun 5.30am-6pm
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Graz, Austria
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87 reviews 87 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We was very impressed by visiting this church, it is very unusual, I'd call it "transparent" because we didn't fill ourselves to be inside the building but open-air. the ceramic tiles are wonderful.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I really like the religious atmosphere, we feel faith and belief all around. Don't forget to buy the well-known colorful strips, they bring you luck and safety if you tie one on your wirst (but ask a local to do it for you!!). The pack of ten costs only R$2 (less than one dollar). Actually, bring lots of change as... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The ribbons for wishes tied to the fence around were a colorful addition. This church is famous for it's miracles and these are reflected in the collection of plastic hands, legs that hang from one ceiling as symbols of wishes come true. I would guess the ability to walk again etc.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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22 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

If you go a Salvador and don't go to Ïgreja do Bonfim, You haven't been there! It's a hard place to go, better go with someone from there, it's hard to find. But it's amazing! After go to see the Ribeira neighbor and have an ice cream there.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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30 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This is more than just one of the 365 churches in Salvador. It is a must-see/experience for those truly interested in Afro-Brazilian history. The church was built by a fraternity of freed slaves. It took over 100 years to finish. I could write volumes on this church. Suffice it to say that the history of African endurance in Brazil speaks... More 

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Salvador, BA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Great church to visit. A must amongst the 365 catholic churches of the city. Great historical site for the fervent Catholics. Museum of ''miracles'' is interesting to see.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

No trip to Bahia is complete without visiting the Nosso Senhor do Bonfim church. A lovely building set on a square with beautiful views of the city and the bay, this is a church full of history. It is said that numerous miracles are associated with this church and locals and tourists alike can be seen tying colourful ribbons onto... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The local Lourdes, this is an interesting church. The room of casts of "cured" body parts is small and intimate. The church is mildly interesting in and off itself. The ribbons tied around the fences are inspiring. Colorful and eye popping. Try to go during a service. Although you can't take photos, the vibe is phenomenal.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

While the church is unassuming, the folklore around it make it worth a visit. The room with plastic body parts and pictures of the supplicants for medical aid is poignant even if somewhat grotesque.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We arrived at the start of a mass, we were given the ribbons and they were tied on our wrists. The occasion was especially meaningful to my wife who is unwell and was able to join the service. Soon the ribbons will disintegrate and hopefully we will see positive results

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