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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 174 attractions in Salvador
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
Description: Tue-Thu & Sat 6.30am-6pm, Fri & Sun 5.30am-6pm
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

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 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Asuncion, Paraguay
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80 reviews 80 reviews
37 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

nothing impressive, dissapointed with the visit, not nice niegborhoud and not friendly vendors outside, went on public transport, difficult and long access

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This church is worth the bus ride from downtown Salvador. Make sure you have bought one colourful ribbon bracelet to bring along so that you can escape the harrassment from the vendors in the square across the street (IMPORTANT TIP: you'll be offered these bracelets everywhere in the city but NEVER buy them from people approaching you on the street,... More

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Coimbra, Portugal
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150 reviews 150 reviews
36 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Nice church, especially if there is a Mass. Outside, there is some harassment from the street vendors, trying to sell you the colourful bracelets, just say no and be firm, smiling. If they try to "offer" you bracelets as a welcome gift, refuse and once again smile, you'll be fine. We find the area safe and nice, some good shops... More

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Brasilia, DF
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

The Bonfim church is one of the high points of Salvador, but at the same, can be one of the lowest. If you are not careful, you can get extorted by "carkeepers" or even mugged. I would recommend no cameras, cell phones or even your wallet. Leave everything at the hotel and enjoy this scenic place for all its spiritual... More

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Belo Horizonte
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Need some kind of "renovation", but it is a "sincere" church where the most important are its finality and not tourism, so, if you are religious, this is a church !

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

This church is curious. Nice and small inside but always filled with people who seek help and miracles from the Senhor do Bomfim ( according to the signs outside the church the correct spelling is BOMFIM ). Leave your prays in the bars outside the church by tighten a strip or anywhere inside. You will see them all over.

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Salvador, BA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Place the Bahian are always going on Fridays, the great protector for protection. Every year, on the second Thursday of January, takes place the big party where all the Bahian accompany dressed in white, the image of Our Lady of Conception, the cortege leaving the trade to the Hill of the Lord of Bonfim, the 17km route walking.

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Salvador, BA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

To all of you that wanna experience a evening with lots of good vibrations, head to Bomfim church. You may also visit little shops around and buy gifts from Bahia and its mixed religious culture of Candomblé and Catholic.

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