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This place is hyped too much and am afraid does not deliver a lot...as an American, we have seen masses like this and it is good to see it in another context but I wouldn't make special time for the special mass...
We were staying in Pelourinho and wanted a genuine local, cultural experience, so we headed to Sunday AM mass at the "Black Church." It was amazing! the priest was full of heart, made a genuine connection with the congregation, and had a beautiful voice. We...More
Not far from the Largo do Pelourinho is one of the most interesting churches of Salvador - in its full Portuguese name: Igreja da Ordem Terceira de Nossa Senhora do Rosario dos Pretos. It was built over a long period, starting in the 17th century,...More
It is lovely church, with a character of its own and very different from others in the old city. The best time to visit is when there is a mass happening. Great music and such fervor of those attending, singing and dancing to the music
Very beautiful church. If it's open you definately must stop in. It is good to stop and say a prayer and the atmosphere is quiet so one can kneel and pray. I thought the atmosphere was comforting. The artwork on the ceiling is breathtaking. This...More
Go to mass on a Tuesday here, you wil not regret it. It starts at 6 and runs for a little over an hour. The church fills up so get in early if you need a seat. I'd recommend on the left near the band,...More
I went to mass at 18:30 on tuesday. I had been told they sing to the rhythm of drums. The experience starts slowly, but it gets better and better. It is the real thing, with locals attending, and sharing prayers and bread. Unique experience.
It was early Sunday morning and we were asking for Catholic mass times. In this “City of a Thousand Churches” we were lucky enough to be directed to the 10 AM service at “Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Rosário dos Pretos”, built in the 18th...More
The Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Rosario dos Pretos is one of 365 churches in Salvador. Part of the history of the period of slavery is a must for tourists.
There are signs (in English) explaining its history.
I recommend attending Mass.