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Our Lady of the Rosary of Black People

Pelourinho Square, Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
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This famous church dominates Pelourinho Square with its unmistakable blue façade.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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Pelourinho Square, Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sunday mass starts at 9:00 a.m. (sort of) I got there at 8:50 a.m. - already almost full, so get there early. The mass started around 9:30 a.m. It was a joyful celebration from start to finish. Drumming, cow bells, maracas, it was like a...More

Thank dfopr
Reviewed 1 week ago

The church is fascinating, with big signs (also in English) explaining about its history. On Tuesday at 6PM there's a fascinating mass - come early to grab a seat.

Thank ogol17
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

By day I toured it quietly and returned for a musical concert after 6pm with local musicians. The interior of the church is striking.

Thank LisandroVoyager
Reviewed June 29, 2017

If you can be in Salvador on a Tuesday, by all means do not miss the mass, which starts around 6 PM or so and people do come from all over town, in addition to the visitors and tourists. It can be quite full. Music,...More

Thank BillLawson
Reviewed March 27, 2017

I was fortunate to be on Salvador on a Sunday and attend the church service. I would encourage one and all to understand the history of this remarkable church and witness the fusion of religion and African music/custom in the service .

Thank 3littleladies
Reviewed March 27, 2017

I attended this church on a recent trip to Salvador, and I must say, it was an amazing experience. I speak very little Portuguese. However, I do know the typical order of a Catholic mass, so overall, I understood what was going on. The music...More

Thank K R
Reviewed February 20, 2017

From the outside this graceful church, in the very heart of this wonderfully vibrant, historic district, looks very much like other historic colonial Portuguese churches that seem to be on nearly every street corner here. But step inside and you at once notice how different...More

Thank mccorquinn
Reviewed February 14, 2017

In the very heart of Pelourinho this church is a traditional one, though small it has great historical relevance for Salvador's history! The mass service is a beatiful one with drummings and sharing of bread loaves! It's only interesting if you know the historical background...More

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed January 12, 2017

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 !

Thank elainel600
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.

Thank Les W
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