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Church of Our Lady of the Rosary of the Black People

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This famous church dominates Pelourinho Square with its unmistakable blue façade.
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Largo do Pelourinho s/n | Pelourinho, Salvador, State of Bahia 40026-280, Brazil
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+55 71 3241-5781
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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...

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 10, 2019

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

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank judythr
Reviewed November 22, 2018

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

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank arvind1000
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Fiona K
Reviewed March 30, 2018

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.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank S1PRA
Reviewed March 7, 2018

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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Jorge F
Reviewed September 13, 2017

This Church is located in Pelorinho Square in the historic district of Pelorinho. The Church was built by the ensaved African for their own worship. Interior is wood work simple decor

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank africanmatrix
Reviewed September 7, 2017

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.

Date of experience: October 2016
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