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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
8:00 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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Impressive look into devotion

The church is in a quiet neiborhood, inside lot of people left the material proofs of the miracles and graces. Worth a visit, also take few minutes to walk the streets.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Salvador, BA
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Salvador, BA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The church is in a quiet neiborhood, inside lot of people left the material proofs of the miracles and graces. Worth a visit, also take few minutes to walk the streets.

Thank Guille_becker
Salvador, BA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Church where people will thank the blessings received and ask for protection.Tie a little ribbon on the wall, part of the tradition and popular belief

Thank kathyBrazil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a gorgeous part of the Convent/Church. You pay about 5 Real per person and can see the beautiful church. i was able to take many gorgeous pictures. MUST SEE.

Thank Christian H
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church is situated in a quiet part of Salvador and it's full of light. There is nearby a gift shop, which is useful and the views from the church towards the city are good. Only worth going if you have time on your hands.

Thank Brian M
Rio de Janeiro
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The church is nice, but what really impacts on the visitors is the true faith of the people, their contagious emotion.

Thank paulojungercarvalho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth seeing. Very picturesque. Nothing else around this church to see unfortunately. Nice anyway...

Thank AirbornePilot
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

Nice place to visit, but not the special. The place is better from the outside view but from the inside is just an ordinary church

Thank Lausabi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

Bonfim church is a must see especially if your interested in the influence of the African religion on the Catholic church in Bahia. The fence surrounding the church is filled with thousands of those colorful ribbons which people tie on the fence and make their wishes/prayers. Inside the church there is a hallway with plastic arms, legs etc which people... More 

Thank WintersR4beaches
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

This church is a center of pilgrimage for those seeking healing of sickness or the fulfillment of wishes. In addition to praying the pilgrims tie small colored ribbons to the iron fence surrounding the church. Especially interesting is the room of testimonials of healing, including mannequin arms and legs with testimonies.

Thank David L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

This is a very interesting church in that it represents a mixture of cathilisism and african candomble faith.The side chapel contains body parts which people hang when they pray for cure of that part.People tie coloured Bofin ribbons on the wrist or on the gate of the church for good luck or as a wish band.

Thank ThomasUnitedKingdom

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