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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. Plan to visit Basilica Cathedral during your Salvador vacation using our convenient Salvador family vacation planner.
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  • The inside of the Basilica was an amazing sight to see. The decorations inside the Basilica were marvellous  more »
  • Lovely Church - one of several in Salvador that you should include on a must-see list - even if you only have a day.  more »
  • Got a local tour guide, English speaking from the internet, same web site we have used before, we did a tour of the "old town", wife had more fun than I did.  more »
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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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