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Nosso Senhor do Bonfim church, Salvador

Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 6,000+ reviews on the web
The most famous church in Salvador, Nosso Senhor do Bonfim church has a long standing history of granting miracles. As you approach the gate, you'll notice it's covered with colorful tissue strips called fitas. Children will try to sell you this colored paper that you can tie to the gate and around your wrist for good luck.

This plain 18th-century building on the small peninsula north of downtown has astonishing symbols inside. At the back of the church, you'll find valuable and significant objects that people have donated as thanks for miracles in the Room of Miracles. And for even odder iconography, look at the hanging body parts cast in plastic, wood, and metal hanging from the ceiling in the Room of Thanks. Make Nosso Senhor do Bonfim church a centerpiece of your Salvador vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Salvador vacation trip planner.
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  • The Church is famous and could not fail to visit. How we got several small sellers appeared but not bothered, were all well educated. The Church is small but well kept, is worth the visit. Take pictures of the facade from the square in front of where markings on the ground help to find the best framing.
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  • The Church is very beautiful and traditional in Salvador, being busy and will visit not only by tourists. At the altar at the top of the image of Jesus crucified where the measure of your arm served as a pattern for the size of the tape do Senhor do Bonfim. Exactly 43 cm. Notice the Portuguese tiles and external decoration in the living room of the promises. When the picture square with the Church in the background, pay attention to the ground, because there's a markup for the photograph for a perfect framework.
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  • Harassment of parking attendants and charging sky-high prices irritant. a lot of walking around and trade options. A picture of the grid with bracelets, is enough and go somewhere else.
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  • Must see for any tourist visit, and a good place to go every few years if you are a local. Make sure to get some Bonfim ribbons to tie to the fence outside. If you are lucky enough to be there the middle of January there is a huge procession where thousands of people walk from just below the Pelourinho to the church. It's a sacred procession but not a solemn one. Plenty of beer, food, água de coco, etc. along the route.
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