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“This church is a tribute to the slaves who built it.”

Church of Our Lady of the Rosary of the Black People
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Pelourinho Tour by Night
Ranked #9 of 266 things to do in Salvador
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Owner description: This famous church dominates Pelourinho Square with its unmistakable blue façade.
Reviewed June 27, 2013

Wandering around Pelpourinho we came across this church which began its construction in the 18th century and took 100 years to finish. Salvador was the first slave port of Brazil and in the square outside the slaves were auctioned or punished. They were not allowed into other churches and so built this one so that they had somewhere to worship. It had a lovely painted wooden ceiling but it was rather hard to see it too well as the church itself is quite dark. There are boards outside in Spanish and English explaining some of the history. It is by no means a fancy ornate church but we were very interested in its history and of the men who built it. It is worth a visit.

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Reviewed June 24, 2013

The entrance is adorned with the lembrancas typical of the state for carnival. The entry fee is modest but the structure, the story boards (in mulitple languages) and the structural details are far less impressive than the genuine history of the place. Read up about it in advance and youve gotten more out of it than a visit.

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Reviewed February 10, 2013

For an authentic Bahian experience of Catholic church traditions with singing, dancing and upbeat drummers be there by 6:PM. A 5 minute walk from the 4 churches square in Pelorinho

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Reviewed January 24, 2013

A small church built by the slaves and frequented more by the blacks , goes with the slave history of salvador. Situated at the Largo do Pelourinho, in this very colourfully painted buildings, This church has a social organisation taking care of the underpriviledged folks, you see the big food utensils in the open space at the back.

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Reviewed January 20, 2013

just the walk to it from the plaza was worth it. It's a church built by slaves for their house of worship. The afternoon we went it seemed to be closed on Sunday but the view from the outside made for great pics

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