We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Nosso Senhor do Bonfim church

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Praca Senhor do Bonfim, s/n | Igreja Do Sr. Do Bonfim, Salvador, State of Bahia 40425-360, Brazil
Phone Number: (71) 3316-2196
Website
Today
6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
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
Description: Tue-Thu & Sat 6.30am-6pm, Fri & Sun 5.30am-6pm
Visit Nosso Senhor do Bonfim church like an insider
$54*
and up

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 2,940 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1454
    Excellent
  • 1066
    Very good
  • 366
    Average
  • 42
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
This church is beautiful

This church brings a feeling of calmness when you visit. I visited it in the heat of the afternoon in Salvador and yet it felt strangely relaxing when I entered it. The church... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Vin D
,
London, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

2,940 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This church brings a feeling of calmness when you visit. I visited it in the heat of the afternoon in Salvador and yet it felt strangely relaxing when I entered it. The church itself is very historic and very beautiful - and numerous miracles have been claimed. I saw a local lady visiting the church in tears because she had... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sao Paulo, SP
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

It's a rich and obligatory visit when you're in Bahia. The place is fantástic ans has history to it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

In the second Tuesday of year they celebrate a special day in this church. You can see typical "baianas" dressed in a special manner. This church also allow you tohave a wonderful sunset and a great view of Salvador city.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manhattan Beach, CA
Top Contributor
191 reviews 191 reviews
81 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Salvador, BA
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Graz, Austria
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
9 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sao Paulo, SP
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
44 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sao Paulo, SP
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
22 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Nosso Senhor do Bonfim church also viewed

 

Been to Nosso Senhor do Bonfim church? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Nosso Senhor do Bonfim church and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Nosso Senhor do Bonfim church staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?