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Our Lady of the Rosary of Black People

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Address: Pelourinho Square, Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
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This famous church dominates Pelourinho Square with its unmistakable blue...

This famous church dominates Pelourinho Square with its unmistakable blue façade.

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Pelourinho Tour by Night
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Salvador da Bahia African Heritage city Tour Including Afro-Brazilian Museum

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One of the most "heart touching" experience in my life !

The church is very beautiful and the ceremony was amazing with a catholic music with african rythm ! Very friendly ambience , a special experince , I'm sure that I'll return !

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The church is very beautiful and the ceremony was amazing with a catholic music with african rythm ! Very friendly ambience , a special experince , I'm sure that I'll return !

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Ramsbottom, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

Constructed by black slaves, this church is an iconic building with stunning sculptures and artwork, located on the square adjacent the Cathedral.

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

Another interesting place while in Pelourinho is "Our Lady of the Rosary of Black People". Our guide Marcos explained the details of this site for us. That made all the difference.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

A beautiful welcoming place, with great history to learn. I loved this place and will hope to return soon

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

I have to say that travelling around the world, I come to see a lot of religious buildings of all faiths and sometimes you stumble into one of great historical significance. This one is one of them, as salves could not attend mass in the owners churches they have to build this one for them and everything around is extremely... More 

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Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

The history of this church is fascinating--it was built over a period of 100 years by slaves in their spare time. It has a rococo-facade that is a light blue. It is an African-ized version of Catholicism, and very very interesting. On Tuesdays, there is a 6pm service called the Blessing of the Bread. Bread is donated, blessed, and distributed... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

This small church is a gem. It so beautifully reflects on the African roots in Salvador and how Roman Catholicism brought by the Portuguese colonists mingled with religious beliefs of the slaves.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

This was the first church where black people were allowed to worship in Salvador. It is full of symbols of black saints and in the back there's a shrine to the martyred slave Anastasia. The building is very pretty, in baroque style, and it has a huge wall painting.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2016

WE visited on the Salvador "Hop on and Off" bus. Well worth the visit, but watch that you are not accosted by ribbon sales and "Blessing" offers. With all the ribbons attached to everything it certainly colourful but did not have a great impact for me.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2016

It another typical church but it is special at the services tuesday at 6 pm and saturdays at 9 am with diferent music.

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