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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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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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Salvador da Bahia African Heritage Tour Including Afro-Brazilian Museum
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Pelourinho Tour by Night

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Incredible Music

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

One of the 360 churches in Salvador, on Pelourinho square, Fest in January whre the crowds are present.

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africanmatrix
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Visit on a Tuesday evening for mass The service is accompanied by drumming The attendees overflows onto the streets

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

It is a place when my African roots speakes to me. I know that african people wasn't catholics, but this church represents all my acestors sweat and pain, and also reminds me that we now belong to this country and we made it. We built it.

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Seattle
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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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