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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  • A place that you can certainly not miss if you go to the historical center. It's really beautiful...
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  • Deserves to be visited is beautiful!!! Salvador has a church for every day of the year. I was just in 3. This was one of them.
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  • The Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Lord is the Cathedral and is the seat of the Archdiocese of San Salvador de Bahia. It is part of world heritage monuments.
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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.
  • Historical church, being called Primate Cathedral by the Cathedral of the first Archdiocese of Brazil, and is in this church that Archbishop Primate presides over the main liturgical acts. Its history begins in 1549 when the arrival of the Governor-General Tomé de Sousa, the your Entourage was integrated by Jesuits who founded a small chapel dedicated to Nossa Senhora da Ajuda, which in the following years came to be relocated and built in other locations. Being the current church structure (fourth to be erected in the same location as the "College Boys"), with the cornerstone launched in 1657, and inauguration and consecration in 1672, but wasn't totally ready and your facade was completed in 1679, the bells arrived from Portugal in 1681 the towers were completed in 1694, the inner decoration was extended for a few more years and in 1746 were installed statues on the façade.
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  • It's still interesting after all is the Cathedral Basilica of the Saviour even though, this is not the first, since the previous one located opposite the current Ed Themis was demolished in 1933 to make way for the tracks of the tramway Company Rail Line. And an interesting Church for what she represents the mother church.
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  • Closed for restoration
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  • Beautiful Cathedral which is currently in restoration and is closed for a time. Church of the Jesuits in Spanish colonial style, solid, square cinstroccion, wider than high in anticipation of earthquakes contrasts with other churches of the square which are colonial Portuguese, white-washed in white, granite cornices and around Windows and gabled roofs
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