Ordem Terceira do Carmo church, Salvador

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Built in the 19th century on the site of an older church, Ordem Terceira do Carmo church is located in the historic heart of town and houses the famous Nossa Senhora do Carmo statue. The statue is believed to be the likeness of the daughter of a powerful landholder who once held sway over the entire region. The statue’s creator, known locally as Half-Caste, was a slave with no artistic training and a passionate love for the landowner’s young daughter. Cradled in the statue’s arms is a life-size image of Christ with black features (like the artist’s would have been), which once made it one of the most scandalous images in the country. You can see the infamous sculpture, with its 2,000 rubies representing Christ’s tears, inside the church’s adjoining museum. To visit Ordem Terceira do Carmo church on your holiday in Salvador, and find out what else Salvador has to offer, use our Salvador trip itinerary planning tool .
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  • Along with the San Francisco (Church of gold), I think they are the two that you can not fail to visit. The two strong points are "The reclining Christ", impressive sculpture and the catacombs, where there are tombs of family members who contribute to the maintenance of the Church and can be reached by an old staircase, you will reach a chilling sector, where they had crowded to the slaves who built it. Black holes and the latrines are. Know that all this into it, knowing that members of the same church impresses the had there in those conditions. Never leave me surprisingly human misery. Shocking
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  • Interesting also describe the walk to get to the Church. Pelourinho down the Hill and through the Baixa dos Sapateiros (there was a police car parked at that location). Then follow the slope that lies ahead and we're watching the houses, we passed by the Church (of Pagador de Promessas) which has a staircase. Hop on hour and a half. Very beautiful church. Worth a lot!
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  • From the Pelorinho you will pass this beautiful church located in the great CARMO district with its houses colored away from the bustle and tourists.
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