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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