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Nosso Senhor do Bonfim church

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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
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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This is a really interesting Church. To think some one would build this, as a result of enduring a terrible voyage to Salvador is amazing

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really interesting Church. To think some one would build this, as a result of enduring a terrible voyage to Salvador is amazing

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting church, where people pray for miracles of different kinds. As someone not raised religiously, it was extremely exotic for me to see what people pray about and how. The church itself is pretty, but it's situated outside of the old town, and might not be worth atrip unless you have a guide who can explain the history and... More 

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Salvador, BA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing, beatiful, different!!! In this church you can feel the true energy from Salvador City, is a place where is easier to talk with God. Make your players, take stupendous pictures, watch the mass, feel special, blessed ! I super recommend you !

Thank Marcus D
San Jose, Costa Rica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were so moved by this service and the people in attendance. It was an honor to be able to participate.

Thank SJAnita
Oakland, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

If you go to Salvador, you will have to work to avoid this place. Everyone goes. The Captain who promised to build a church if he survived a storm. The crazy ribbons tied to the gates at the steps. The washing of the steps each year. Fine if you like this sort of thing. Moderately interesting. Entirely skippable, IMHO.

Thank MTMusings
Metairie, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Church was built by someone who survived bad weather. People pray at this church for things which are difficult to achieve such as good health after an illness, get into college, recover from a major illness. People get ribbons and pray for their three wishes, one for each ribbon. It is a major attraction.

Thank KSchatzle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

The most famous church of Bahia, full of tradition and historic interest. With a nice collection of portuguese painted tiles and the gold painting all big churches of Bahia have. It wokth a visit. On the road you can notice the social contrast of the city.

Thank Bernardo S
Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Bonfim church is a very religious place, people that go there are religious, you can feel the energy in the air, it is located on top of a hill in the lower side of Salvador, this is one of the top places to go in Salvador, can not miss it.

Thank Cantharino
Zwolle, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Make a wish on top of the mountain where this church is. Buy some souvenirs and take pictures from the view. If you’re lucky a women choir will sing inside the church. Bonfim!!!!

Thank Robotnic038
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

We were there on a Sunday and witnessed the congregation at worship, the more fervent praying the Mass inside while, in the outside court yards which surround the church, people attended in a more casual way. Fascinating.

Thank Elsie J

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