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Basilica Cathedral, Salvador

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#7 of 27 in Historic Sites in 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. Plan to visit Basilica Cathedral during your Salvador vacation using our convenient Salvador family vacation planner.
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  • One of the Must-see attractions of Pelourinho to lovers of culture and history that cannot fail to meet this Basilica that at the same time is a museum rich in beauty and durable furniture collections. In addition to the Basilica, which itself let visitors perplexed with such beauty into Valley to other halls and spaces that interconnect all construction. The interior of the Basilica, in particular, the ceiling is covered in gold and marble walls. To see the Basilica and other salons charge a nominal fee paid directly in your entry. To visit has to have time available for at least 1 hour.
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  • Located in Terreiro de Jesus square, the Basilica Cathedral of Salvador had your cornerstone launched in 1657 and was opened in 1672. The Church impresses for your architecture and dimension. Unfortunately when we were there the place was closed.
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  • Worth a visit! Impressive place coated in gold, true reflection of the colonial era. Well prepared for tourism.
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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.
  • Similar to other cathedrals, interior facade.
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  • Great place to wonder who's walk, are a set of ancient monuments.
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  • Beautiful place
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  • One of many existing churches in Salvador.
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Where to stay in Salvador

The majority of accommodations in Salvador fall into three distinct groupings. If you want to be close to the best historical attractions, stay in or near the old town of Pelourinho, a few minutes from the city's west-facing coastline. This also puts you in the heart of Salvador's tourist-driven nightlife. Your second option is to stay at the southwestern tip of the city, in the neighborhood of Barram, where you'll have instant access to one of Salvador's favorite beaches. Finally, look a bit farther afield to Rio Vermelho, a quieter beachside neighborhood facing south.
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