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Basilica Cathedral, Salvador
(4.4/5 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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  • MTU gold. It's a beautiful church .... I think I paid 5 reais to enter. There's no guide or have you pay more. But the place speaks for itself. I had a scare when I entered ... a mix of Enchantment and revolt (if anyone will understand).
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  • Roman Catholic Diocese of San El Salvador was the first Portuguese colony in Brazil in the 16th century. Bishop Pero Fernandes Sardinha, arrived in El Salvador in the year 1552 and built a temple in the center of the city. In the second half of the 17th century became the residence of the Archbishop of El Salvador, and on the site of the old temple was built a new cathedral which exists today. The architecture of the building is made in the style of Mannerism, so facade is very similar to the Portuguese churches. 18 century the Jesuit order was expelled from Brazil, and the former Jesuit church became the city's Cathedral. I really liked the old altar in the temple, decorated with paintings and sculptures.
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  • Of the four times I've been in Salvador, always found the Cathedral closed. I don't know if by chance my, reform or security. Until today only the know the façade, beautiful by the way
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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.