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Basilica Cathedral, Salvador

(4.3/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web)
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. Plan to visit Basilica Cathedral during your Salvador vacation using our convenient Salvador family vacation planner.
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  • Situated in the heart of pelourinho is a beautiful temple with details, pictures and saints who represent the characteristics of the colonial period. A place of faith.
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  • Basilica Cathedral stands on the border of the two squares, Praca da Se and Terreiro de Jesus. Unfortunately, due to renovation works we could not go inside. We admired only the beautiful façade of the church built in the 17th century by the Jesuits.
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  • The cathedral has been closed for renovation and will be closed for quite some time. There are other churches to see, especially the Franciscan church in the far opposite end of the square. 
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  • Beautiful Cathedral
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  • Bom local para turismo.
  • Programe-se para vir nos horários onde há concerto de órgão. É lindo!
  • Igreja histórica de Salvador. Conservação deixa a desejar, mas recomendada a visita.
  • Uma das mais importantes.