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 !
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.
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.
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.
Beautiful church, but not as Sao Francisco. This church has a lot of faith and tradition for the people, so everyone goes there and tight a "Senhor do Bonfim strap" asking for something.
If you take the trip to this church, which is located farther from the city center, don't forget to follow the ritual: have a friend tie a 'fita' at your wrist with three knots; for every knot make a wish. A prayer wouldn't hurt either! When the fita tears apart, then your wishes will come true! Don't tie your fita... More
The church in itself is nothing special, but the millions of ribbons tied to the gates and doors give it a colourful touch. Nice views of the city.
Though it is a Catholic church it is also related with candomble religion. Lots of people go to honor vows to the church or to leave a “fita” small ribbon tied to the fence. Our Lord of the Good End (nosso senhor do Bomfim ) image was originally brought by a Portuguese captain to fulfill a vow in case he... More
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