Basilica Cathedral, Salvador

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Basilica Cathedral is richly decorated and lavishly beautiful, this gold-bedecked, intricately detailed cathedral dates back to the 17th century and was built in a style reflective of Portuguese churches of the time. The cathedral’s most prominent attractions include the three statues found on the façade--Ignatius Loyola, Francis Xavier, and Francis Borgia--and the wonderfully elaborate art on display above and around the altarpiece. To visit Basilica Cathedral on your trip to Salvador, use our Salvador trip planner .
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  • Very impressive! She is beautiful and with a very clear Baroque style. It is in the central square of Pelourinho (i.e. close to other very good attractions) and costs $5 to enter (accept card, which makes it very easy to have no change) and the boy was super friendly. Oh! And it's perfect, all restored.
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  • Newly opened to the public after a profound and complex restoration, the Cathedral of Salvador is beautiful, lived and colourful. It is a stunning visit for those who have faith and TB for those who do not.
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  • Beautiful, a stroll through our history, very well preserved, I was impressed with the details. Super recommend
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  • Great art, poor museum!
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  • One of the most ornate churches I have seen so far. A bit overwhelming. The convent has a courtyard with amazing tiles. Take your time to really look at them. In the square in front of the church, you will find local females selling traditional Salvadorian "fast food". A must try. And loads of coconuts - the national dring .. also for police officers on duty.
  • He went through a three-year makeover. It is beautiful, it is worth to know or review. The entrance is on the side. Rate of 5 reais, insist on signing the book, documents that you paid. The reception clerk needs recycling, to know how to cater mainly to tourists. He does not offer the book to sign and receives the money. It has a very nice cafeteria inside the cathedral. Down two flights of stairs. Very nice ride.
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  • Located in the square of the Terreiro de Jesus Cathedral Basilica is worth the visit. The restoration returned all the beauty of the place. In the body of the nave has a total of 10 lateral altars, one different from the other, and one more beautiful than the other culminating in the main altar with two other altars on the side. She is really one of the most beautiful churches in Salvador
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