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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 #6 of 207 things to do 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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Manhattan Beach, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

A medium sized church in Salvador where numerous curative miracles are claimed to have taken place. The altar is beautiful. Off to the side of the church is a room with prosthetic limbs tangling from the ceiling. On one wall several of the limbs are antiques. Outside is a fence/sall surrounding the church which is loaded with the Wish Ribbons... More 

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Salvador, BA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

It's an important part of Salvador da Bahia! Coming and not visiting senhor da bahia is like you've missed of an important thing from here

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Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Beautiful little church in a very ordinary environment. A little bit strange that there si a kind of a comercial shop in the church

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Graz, Austria
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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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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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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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