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Our Lady of the Rosary of Black People

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Address: Pelourinho Square, Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
Description: This famous church dominates Pelourinho Square with its unmistakable blue...
This famous church dominates Pelourinho Square with its unmistakable blue façade.
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A must see

Absolutely stunning and worth the time to go and see. Within walking distance to pousada. Be sure to have someone who can tell you the history.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Absolutely stunning and worth the time to go and see. Within walking distance to pousada. Be sure to have someone who can tell you the history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

As described by other reviewers, this church has a lot of history to it. It is a colourful place to visit and not be missed on your visit to the Pelourinho...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

It was really amazing to see here that the church had only permission to be built after work hours over a long period of time. The beautiful designs are a testament of their dedication to the church and beliefs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Church built by enslaved Africans who were initially not allowed to worship. It took them years to finish between building all the other things about town. For its historical importance to life in Bahia in the 18-19th centuries, its a must see and is right in front of Pelhourino Square and near Jorge Amado House. Nominal fee 2 BRL

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The Our Lady of the Rosary of Black People church is a lovely & simple building set in the heart of the Pelourinho Square. A historic and important building, it is well worth a visit while you are in Salvador. Highly recommended!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The simpleness of the church and the messages on the boards outside which were very deep and meaningful to peoples of colour. Too often their situation and feelings are ignored by others.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Great historical interest in the historical center of Salvador. It shows the contrast between the Portuguese "slave holder" churches and the simple beauty of the oppressed people.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The exterior of the building is very special with all the Bahian ribbons attached to the fence. The church itself includes a number of statues of saints and holds a lot of history but a lot of it falls flat if you do not attend a service because the exceptional nature of the place (namely, its african heritage) gets a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This church is probably the most austere of the churches in Salvador but is the one that I enjoyed visiting most. The history attached to it is evident and the information boards, which are also in English, help to put the history into the context of the present day. Well worth seeing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Outside are hanging too many colorful Bahian ribbons and inside one can see several statues of black saints... Nice interior and worth to visit the church because of its history.

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