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

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 stars 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 stars 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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Berazategui, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

Pelourinho is filled with surprises. This church and the buildings around it take you to XVIII century with it´s colours

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Recife, PE
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Marvelous church with important historical significance. Beautiful inside. Well worth a guide to provide some important context to what you see inside. Highly recommend including this on your itinerary.

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Woodstock, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Followed the procession into the church. Great spirit. Singing, hand clapping, swaying. Recommend. Located in the Historic District of town. Much to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

this is a nice church but it is the history of the black people who founded it which is on display that makes it so interesting. Definitely worth a visit

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Slaves built the church after serving their masters. The gold in their hair was extracted and used in the church. Never seen so much gold painted artifacts.

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Ashkelon, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

The most amazing church service- go there on Tuesday afternoon. You probably never saw anything like that!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

On your way to Pelourinho old city you will walk to the square with this beautiful church. Very beautiful church.

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