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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  • September 13, 2017
    Carmo Church is located in Carmo neighborhood which is sandwiched in between Pelorinho and Santo Antonio neighborhoods. Therefore you can start in Pelorinho and walk tour your way up to Carmo and the ...  more »
  • August 23, 2017
    The sacred art as close and creepy, I'm not Catholic, but I was delighted with all the cultural richness of the place.
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  • August 23, 2017
    The Church of San Francesco located in the upper part of Pelorinho, historic district of Bahia, is a church of the poor appearance has nothing in that occurs within all finished in gold. Next to the church there is a cloister and convent, where you enter a fee, where you can admire the walls ornamented with multiple azuleos with different religious events. In these churches once a week is offered the "pane of the" poor and then marvel at the long line of needy waiting outside their ration. Church monument that you don't have to miss out on a visit to Salvador Bahia
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  • July 8, 2017
    The Baroque architecture has no words, amazing. the facade of the Church is all in granite really well done for season
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  • June 30, 2016
    It's in an abandonment of crying. There's a sign telling works from 2014 to end in Apr/2016. More than R $8,000,000 and almost nothing has been done. Sad.
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  • May 4, 2016
    The town has a church every 100 m and all very beautiful and with history. This was recorded in the staircase film O Pagador de Promessas.
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  • June 25, 2016
    Place of peace...
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