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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
5:30 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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Worth seeing. Very picturesque. Nothing else around this church to see unfortunately. Nice anyway...

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
United Kingdom
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful church. Took my family here and loved it. Definitely would recommend to come see Bonfim church when in Bahia.

Thank Chris L
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

This is worth visiting. It's only 10 reais (€3/$3,50). Which is really cheap. And very beautiful inside.

Thank Carma P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

This is a must-see blend of Catholicism and African religions. The outside is festooned with a fence totally covered with "fitas". These are the colorful ribbons tied to your wrist, where you can have wishes granted by wearing it. Inside, the church is fairly plain, but interesting. A highlight were the two "priests" across the street from the Bonfim Church.... More 

Thank ClaireWilson36
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

Breathtaking church mainly because of the relaxed and happy atmosphere. Extraordinary side chapel mustnt be missed - full of plastic body parts that have been helped through prayer - amazing!

Thank Elizabeth O
Mill Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

Really enjoyed our visit to this church, learning about its history, and joined in on tying a ribbon (with 3 knots for 3 wishes) on its gate.

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