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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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6:30 am - 6:00 pm
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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

Tue-Thu & Sat 6.30am-6pm, Fri & Sun 5.30am-6pm

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Everything was covered in gold, and though it seemed unnecessary, it was very beautiful and stunning. In the back of the church they have a room for cut of limbs, in which they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Aarhus, Denmark

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Aarhus, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything was covered in gold, and though it seemed unnecessary, it was very beautiful and stunning. In the back of the church they have a room for cut of limbs, in which they place prayers for that individual limb they hang, if they themselves or an aquaintance has a problem with it. I was quite cool, but also sad to... More 

Thank KayaRosell
Kassel, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The church is really nice, but I must say that my overall impression of this area of the city was negative. Be prepared for a lot of rubbish, terrible (overpriced) restaurants and high poverty.

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Montreal, Canada
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Must see on the Salvador visit. We were staying in Pelourinho, so it was a bit of a drive by taxi, who then gladly waited for us. The scene for me was quite otherwordly, as I was a fan of the ubiquitous Bonfim ribbons decades ago (they symbolized exotic Brazil to me) when I bought them on ebay of all... More 

Thank anita w
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attending Mass on a Friday morning at Nosso Senhor do Bonfim is an extraordinary experience. If it is the first Friday of the month it is even more special: everyone wears white. However, this is the case on any Friday, when most of those coming to the Mass wear white. The beautiful church is situated on a hill overlooking the... More 

Thank Valli S
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is very nice, we visited during Christmass festivities and it was very decorated. Lots of locals to watch, beautiful inside and out. Must see if in Salvador.

Thank Tahititim
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121 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every visitor should see this iconic and beautifully laid out church & receive their little band with 3 knots to put in for 3 wishes - then tie it on the church gate

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

We took a tound trip taxi so it was easy to get back to our hotel as this church is not in the best neighbourhood. There was a service on at the time and there were clearly people coming here as a pilgrimage - looking for a cure to health ills. The ties on the fences are beautiful and there... More 

Thank SESandfriend
New York, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Another freaky religious site for the uneducated! The church is ordinary, except for the gorgeous tiles. Inside are artificial limbs and picture of the most grotesque and almost medieval diseases posted of those seeking healing. Outside aggressive vendors spoil any chance of spirituality. Best option to see the church is the 15 minute stop on then Bahia bus

Thank TomSonntag
Recife, PE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

This church is an important part of Salvador culture and history, Without any special events, it may not be worth including in your itinerary, but is if there is a special event. A place where people go to seek divine help in curing ailments and diseases. Good views from outside as well.

Thank RobbNYC
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

We took a taxi here from Pelohourino and we're lucky to attend a service in Portuguese. It started raining cats and dogs and we were lucky to duck into the church for the service. The church is believed to have healing powers and you can tie colourful wish ribbons to the fence of the church. You can buy these ribbons... More 

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