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Our Lady of the Rosary of Black People

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Address: Pelourinho Square, Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
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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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Beautiful sight

Pelourinho is filled with surprises. This church and the buildings around it take you to XVIII century with it´s colours

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Ismas31
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Berazategui, Argentina

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Berazategui, Argentina
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pelourinho is filled with surprises. This church and the buildings around it take you to XVIII century with it´s colours

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Thank Ismas31
Recife, PE
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178 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Marvelous church with important historical significance. Beautiful inside. Well worth a guide to provide some important context to what you see inside. Highly recommend including this on your itinerary.

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Thank RobbNYC
Woodstock, New Hampshire
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Followed the procession into the church. Great spirit. Singing, hand clapping, swaying. Recommend. Located in the Historic District of town. Much to see.

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Thank KathyNH
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191 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

this is a nice church but it is the history of the black people who founded it which is on display that makes it so interesting. Definitely worth a visit

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Ottawa, Canada
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Slaves built the church after serving their masters. The gold in their hair was extracted and used in the church. Never seen so much gold painted artifacts.

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1 Thank RBC C
Ashkelon, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

The most amazing church service- go there on Tuesday afternoon. You probably never saw anything like that!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

On your way to Pelourinho old city you will walk to the square with this beautiful church. Very beautiful church.

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The religious name hides an uncomfortable truth, in all colonial cities these were reserved to the slaves. A small memorial to a rebel slave (whose name I forgot, sorry) shows on what cruelty and suffering all this beauty and extravagant decor -and that of all colonial churches- relied. A healthy and moving reminder...

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I want to focus on one aspect of Nossa Senhora do Rosario dos Pretos: its music. Anytime and anywhere music comes up in Brazil, it’s generally worth listening to, and the music here is particularly worth going out of your way to hear. The Brotherhood of Our Lady of the Rosary was a lay benevolent association of blacks dating back... More 

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Alta Loma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This colonial church is right in the Pelourinho. There are thousand of ribbons hanging on the gate. You will be approached to hang some ribbons on the gate which represent love good fortune and health for your Family. Just one of the many many churches there.

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