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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 #17 of 178 attractions in Salvador
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
Description: Tue-Thu & Sat 6.30am-6pm, Fri & Sun 5.30am-6pm
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australia
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46 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Must see colonial church which has stunning beauty inside and when we were there had an active service. Beautiful carvings and paintings. People tie ribbons on the railings in there 1000's.

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Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Every painting has a legend, keep an eye to them while you see the paintings on the wall, peaceul place...

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

This church is really part of the soul of Salvador being the focal point for religious ceremonies. It's a must to tie some ribbons on the railing and spend some time in the spiritual atmosphere. There is also a great view of the city.

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South East London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Beautiful church but quite a way out of town. There was service going on when we visited and it was lovely to just be able to go in and stand by the doorway and listen to the beautiful music. The railings outside contain strips of ribbon which people tie on to ask for good wishes. There are also some candles... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

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 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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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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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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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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