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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  • When I was was going on a mass celebrating the end of the school year. The Church is very beautiful and wide.
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  • The Church is spectacular. Sabbath day is having a wonderful choir, the Church lives full at this time, it's good to go early.
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  • I'm not Catholic, but there's no way not to thrill you give with the Centennial churches of Bahia. Worth, this church is one of the last of the Pelô, soon, need to climb a slope.
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  • 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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  • Linda Church
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  • 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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  • 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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  • Place of peace...
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