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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 #14 of 139 Attractions in Salvador
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
Owner description: Tue-Thu & Sat 6.30am-6pm, Fri & Sun 5.30am-6pm
Attraction details
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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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Sao Paulo, SP
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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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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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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Nice renovated church. The city took good care of the place. Great city view. The neighborhood still deserves investment.

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Aiken, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This is the church that mixes the Catholic religion and the method of worship brought by the slaves from West Africa several hundred years ago. You have to see it to believe it!

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Dorridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Nice church then the surprise A lot of body parts including genitalia hanging from ceiling as part of their prayers for issues with parts of body. Then waxworks of two popes for photo opportunity so not a church for the prim. Worth visiting

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