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Sao Francisco Church and Convent
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Private Full Day Tour of Salvador
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Ranked #1 of 261 things to do in Salvador
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Owner description: One of the most spectacular churches in the world, this famous church is richly adorned inside with gold, silver and precious stones and has ceiling art that has been compared to that of the Sistine Chapel.
Reviewed February 10, 2014

The richness of all the gold used in decorating the church was unbelievable.The archetect of the building was amazing. It was hard to believe this was the original church of the fist Portugese to arrive in Brazil

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Reviewed January 20, 2014

Very beautiful church. All the carvings have faces of real people which gives the church a nice folk art quality

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Reviewed January 8, 2014

Lots of details in old church. Impressive statues and beautiful old convent. Nice to see on your trip around Salvador.

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Reviewed December 29, 2013

This is a place you have to go!! The church is basically entirely made of gold up to the ceiling! You have to pay about R$5 to visit it.

Thank HMJu
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Reviewed December 24, 2013

A must see. It is simply beautiful. A baroque masterpiece all in gold and great example of colonial architecture.

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