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Nosso Senhor do Bonfim church, Salvador

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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 wonderful! Worth to visit! It is interesting also the opportunity to get off the main tourist circuit is to know a little more of the city.
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  • More beautiful is the place where the Church is located, because inside it is not surprising really. Caution is recommended with the boring (not to say zips) that are outside holding ribbons on the arm of the tourists. It is best to get on board in the Church, without a margin for any kind of conversation.
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  • Excellent Bahian food at Fridays. Extremely clean, friendly and bilingual service. The foreign friends loved it!
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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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